ABBOTABAD, Pakistan — Two earthquakes struck a remote region of northern Pakistan on Saturday, toppling walls and triggering landslides that killed at least 18 people and injured 30 others. About 250 homes were damaged.
At least one person was reported missing. Rescue crews were trying to reach the area in the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range, which is covered by a thick blanket of snow. Officials said they feared that the death toll could rise as temperatures plunged overnight.
The magnitude 5.7 and 5.5 quakes hit about 90 minutes apart in the afternoon and were centered about 125 miles northeast of Peshawar. They were felt 90 miles away in the capital, Islamabad.
Authorities sent doctors and police teams to remote villages to provide relief and assess damage, said Syed Ahmed Hussain, the mayor of the region's Mansehra district.