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  • In Pakistan administered regions of the epicentral tract, a majority of the deaths occurred in the town of Muzaffarabad where an estimated 80% of the buildings collapsed.
  • The nearby town of Balakot was completely destroyed along with several mountain villages.
  • The towns of Bagh and Rawalakot close to the Line of Control (LoC) also suffered extensive damage.
  • Major landslides and rock falls buried some mountain villages and wiped out roads in the region. Near Muzaffarabad, a large landslide in the Neelam valley dammed the river of the same name. Landslides also temporarily blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Highway while the Aman Setu on the LoC suffered some damage. Landslides were also reported in the Hazara region including at Astore, Gilgit and Skardu where the earthquake was felt.