ISLAMABAD: At least nine people were dead and 44 injured in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a government official said, after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan struck late on Tuesday.

At least 19 houses were partially damaged by the earthquake, Abdul Basit, a senior official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government told Reuters on Wednesday. (Reporting by Jibran Ahmad in Peshawar, Writing by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)