Doctors warn that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Balochistan may have cost the lives of up to 700 people.
“We have lost everything, even our food is now buried under mud and water from underground channels is now undrinkable because of excessive mud in it due to the earthquake,” Noor Ahmed, a 45-year-old farmer, told AFP.
Up to 700 people may have been killed in an earthquake which destroyed thousands of homes and wiped out entire villages in a remote province in Pakistan, doctors have warned
The doctor in charge of the largest hospital close to the epicentre in Balochistan told The Daily Telegraph his staff were working in chaotic conditions and with poor facilities to save lives but many victims remain stranded in remote villages beyond the reach of the rescue services.
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Pennsylvania: On Wednesday, April 24, just one week following the earthquake which claimed several lives and hundreds of homes in the Mashkail and southeast Iranian areas of Balochistan, Christians in the United States gathered to pray for the victims, and to send funds to aid in the recovery process.
Quake survivors search for their belongings in the rubble of their mud homes in Mashkail
By Palash R. Ghosh
The massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Iran on Tuesday and killed at least 57 people in both Iran and neighboring Pakistan occurred in one of the poorest, most desolate (but potentially most significant) regions of South Asia/Middle East.
The quake hit the sparsely populated Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan, a vast and desolate region long ignored by the Tehran government.
Quake survivors victims protest against the government for failing to provide adequate relief in Mashkhel. PHOTO: AFP
Occupied Balochistan: Balochistan earthquake victims staged protests on Friday, demanding the government do more to provide emergency relief and prevent the plundering of aid by the local administration, as they prepared to spend a fourth night sleeping out in the open.
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Ocupied Balochistan: Balochistan bore the brunt of the powerful earthquake that struck southeast Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding more than 200.
The US Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude quake hit at 3:45pm (Pakistan time) at a depth of 82km. The epicentre was 198km southeast of the Iranian city of Zahedan and 250km northwest of Turbat in Balochistan. The tremors were felt across Pakistan and as far as the Gulf States and New Delhi.