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Title : Earth Quake in Baluchistan, Pakistan
Published Date : 25 Sep 2013

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As per the recent reports powerful earthquake has killed at least 265 people in Pakistan's remote south-west province of Baluchistan.

The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 20km (13 miles) north-east of Awaran, the US Geological Survey said. Many houses were flattened and thousands of people have spent the night in the open.

The region is prone to earthquakes, with at least 35 people killed in a 7.8-magnitude tremor that was centred in south-eastern Iran in April.

The latest quake was so powerful it was felt as far away as Karachi, Hyderabad, and India's capital, Delhi. 

Entire villages are reported to have been flattened in the impoverished and sparsely-populated district of Awaran. Balochistan government spokesman Jan Buledi said most of the fatalities were in Awaran town and the surrounding villages, and he warned that the death toll could rise. At least 340 people have been injured.

"Seriously required the temporary shelters, food and non food items, Hygine kits, lacking medical facilities and there is no space to treat injured people in the local hospitals,Sanitation and safe drinking Water.

Pakistan's recent quakes

  • April 2013: 7.8-magnitude quake in neighbouring Iran causes 35 deaths and widespread damage in Balochistan

 


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