Late Monday night, twin earthquakes struck Gilgit Baltistan within eight minutes of each other, wounding a few persons. There was some damage reported in Gilgit Baltistan’s Rondhu area. The quakes also injured a woman and a security guard. On the Karakoram Highway, FC soldier was hurt after being struck by a stone uprooted by the earthquake, while a woman was reported injured in Astore. The first quake struck the GB region at 12:41 a.m., followed by the second at 12:49 a.m. The GB Chief Minister has issued directions placing all rescue institutions on high alert.