Quella a cavallo tra le montagne di India, Pakistan e Afghanistan non è solo una delle regioni più irrequiete del mondo degli ultimi decenni ma anche un’area sismica tra le più attive del pianeta. E come se non bastasse la guerra, un altro sisma torna a colpire l’area. Il terremoto, due minuti di scossa del 7,5 della scala Richter, con epicentro nella provincia afghana di Badakhshan è stato avvertito nei tre Paesi (qui sotto una mappa interattiva) e ha lasciato vittime certe in Afghanistan e Pakistan. Almeno 180 i morti accertati, ma il computo è parziale, parliamo di aree spesso remote e difficili da raggiungere. E’ probabile che i numeri siano destinati ad aumentare. Almeno dodici studentesse sono morte mentre cercavano di lasciare l’edificio della scuola dove si trovavano durante la scossa.

Dopo la scossa iniziale ci sono state diverse scosse di assestamento e giorni passati a piovuto in maniera insistente e, avverte Medici Senza Frontiere, ora il pericolo è quello delle frane (come quella nel video qui sotto). E poi del della contamonazione dell’acqua potabile. Le agenzie e le Ong internazionali già presenti sul terreno stanno cercando di capire l’entità della crisi dopo un sisma che è il peggiore in Afghanistan da 66 anni e in Pakistan da una decina d’anni.

Qui sotto alcune immagini delle ore successive alla scossa

Afghan women walk towards a damaged house following an earthquake, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Dopo la scossa a Kabul,  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Kashmiri women sit on a footpath after they rushed out of buildings following tremors in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan was felt across much of South Asia on Monday, shaking buildings from Kabul to Delhi and cutting power and communications in some areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Donne kashmiri in strada a Srinagar, nel Kashmir indiano (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Shoes of Afghan school girls are seen on the ground after an earthquake hit in Takhar province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Naim Rahimi)

Le scarpe delle ragazze  di una scuola nei pressi di Talukan, Afghanistan, almeno 12 sono morte mentre cercavano di fuggire dall’edificio che crollava (AP Photo/Naim Rahimi)

A Pakistani carries a man who was injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Peshawar, un uomo trasporta un parente ferito  (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

People rush an injured woman to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Peshawar, Pakistan, una donna estratta dalle macerie della sua casa (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

An Afghan man clears rubble from a damaged house following a strong earthquake, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. It said the epicenter was 213 kilometers (130 miles) deep and 73 kilometers (45 miles) south of the provincial capital, Fayzabad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

 Kabul, Afghanistan, un uomo spala tra le macerie della sua casa  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan school girls are  treated at a hospital after an earthquake in Takhar province, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. In Afghanistan's Takhar province, west of Badakhshan, at least 12 students at a girls' school were killed in a stampede as they tried to get out of the shaking buildings, a local official says. Sonatullah Taimor, the spokesman for the Takhar provincial governor, says another 30 girls have been taken to the hospital in the provincial capital of Taluqan. (AP Photo/Zalmai Ashna)

Taluqan, Afghanistan, studentesse ferite nel crollo della loro scuola vengono curate in ospedale. (AP Photo/Zalmai Ashna)

epa04997032 Pakistanis survey houses that collapsed following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, in the Khyber Agency near the Afghan border, Pakistan, 26 October 2015. A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit northern Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountain range causing damage in Pakistan and India. At least 90 people are believed to have been killed, mostly in the Peshawar region of Pakistan, 20 in Afghanistan and hundreds wounded. Tremors were felt in northern India, including the capital New Delhi, causing thousands of people to evacuate buildings. Authorities also closed the underground train system.  EPA/WALI KHAN SHINWARI

Case crollate nell’Hindu Kush, Pakistan (EPA/Wali Khan Shinwari)

epa04996923 People react following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 26 October 2015.  A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit northern Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountain range causing damage in Pakistan and India as well. At least 69 people were killed in Pakistan, 20 in Afghanistan and hundreds wounded.  Tremors were felt in northern India including the capital New Delhi, causing thousands of people to evacuate buildings. Authorities also closed the underground train system.  EPA/ARSHAD ARBAB

Peshawar, durante la scossa (EPA/Arshab Arbab)

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