Earthquake in Pakistan on December 29 2015 02:31 PM (UTC).
A government-run school collapsed in Kangan area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district after quake jolted the valley early Tuesday morning. The primary school building, constructed in mid '60s, already weakened by various earthquakes, couldn't resist the morning tremors. A low-intensity earthquake, epicentred in Pakistan, shook the Kashmir valley on Tuesday morning. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. Mohammad Yosuf Paswal, the village headman, said that the single-storey building had developed cracks in its walls due to previous quakes. "The school collapsed at around 5:30 am," he said. "We had approached concerned authorities for its renovation but nobody listened to us," he rued. "Now we want its immediate reconstruction and up-gradation from primary to middle school." SDM Kangan, G A Mir, said a team of officials headed by Tehsildar Kangan will be sent to inspect the damage.