Sunday, October 09, 2005
Earthquake death toll in Pakistani Kashmir estimated at 30,000
An estimated 30,000 people were killed in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir by a massive earthquake, the region's Minister for Works and Communication Tariq Farooq has told AFP.
"Our rough estimates say more than 30,000 people have died in the earthquake in Kashmir," he said on Sunday. Pakistan's military said earlier that at least 18,000 died in the 7.6 magnitude quake that hit Saturday.
18,000 Dead in Pakistan Quake
A powerful earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan on Saturday morning sent tremors across South Asia, killing more than 18,000 people, including at least 1,600 in remote northern Pakistan, among them hundreds across both sides of disputed Kashmir, and shaking houses and high-rises throughout the region.full story @ daily kos
Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, Pakistan's chief army spokesman, who announced the toll on Sunday, said at least 45,000 people had been injured, a vast majority on the Pakistani side of Kashmir. He said that "so far there are many areas which have not been reached" by the army, but that military units were expected to reach all of them by the end of the day.
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