Residents gather outside their apartment buildings following a strong earthquake in Kabul on March 21.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled much of Pakistan and Afghanistan on March 21, killing at least two people and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes and offices. More than 100 people were brought to hospitals in the Swat valley region of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in a state of shock, Bilal Faizi, a spokesman for Pakistan's emergency services told the Associated Press. Faizi said most were later discharged from the hospital. The two people who died were a girl who was killed in a stampede of fleeing people and a man whose roof collapsed on him, Faizi said.