One dead as quakes strike south Pakistan

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At least one person has been killed and dozens more injured after a series of quakes hit an area of southern Pakistan, officials say.

One of the quakes, with a magnitude of 4.6, struck just north of Nawabshah city in Sindh province, the US Geological Survey reported.

It was relatively shallow, at 15.4km (9.5 miles).

The roofs of several buildings collapsed and a state of emergency was declared, Pakistani media reported.

As well as in Nawabshah, the quake was felt in several nearby small towns including Sakrand, Daur, Daulat Pur and Bandhi, local officials told AFP news agency.

Last September a powerful earthquake killed more than 300 people in Pakistan's remote south-west province of Balochistan.

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