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28 Sep 13,, 15:35
Pakistani quake area struck again
28 September 2013

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck south-west Pakistan, in a region where at least 400 people died in a quake earlier this week. Reports said the quake hit remote Awaran district, killing at least 12 people and burying others under rubble. An official told Pakistan television that communications already damaged by last Tuesday's quake had been cut off. The US Geological Survey said Saturday's tremor measured 6.8 magnitude and could be felt across Balochistan province. Pakistan's Meteorological Department classed it as an aftershock measuring 7.2 magnitude.

Officials have estimated that about 300,000 people were affected by the earlier, 7.7 magnitude quake which leveled mud and homemade brick homes, injuring hundreds. Many survivors have been sleeping in the open air or in tents. Rescue and relief efforts after the earlier quake have been hampered by the region's poor road network. Officials have appealed to separatist military groups operating in the area following attacks on army units involved in providing assistance.
Source: BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24314905)

Terrible news

28 Sep 13,, 18:51
Tragic, very tragic. My prayers are with the victims.

dave lukins
28 Sep 13,, 21:28
One is terrible but two is disastrous. I hope there was enough medical and emergency personnel at the scene to help.

28 Sep 13,, 21:38
This is going from bad to worse. Horrible news, indeed.

Hope the rescue teams were near and responded promptly.

28 Sep 13,, 22:02
Terrible aftershock, and there is a possibility of more to come. It would be safer for the people there to just sleep outside for a week or two.