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Girl found after eight days under rubble

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A young girl has been found alive amid the rubble of the Kashmir earthquake. She had been buried for eight days but doctors say she is relatively unscathed. It was a rare moment of joy for Pakistan on a day when storms poured more misery on a million homeless survivors.

Heavy rain has frustrated relief operations, grounding all but a few helicopter flights to the stricken areas. There are growing fears of disease from ruined sewage systems and drinking water sources. Some tent villages have already sprung up, but Pakistan is desperate for more supplies to help get people under shelter before winter arrives in the Himalayan foothills later this month. Nearly 40,000 people have already been confirmed dead, with at least 65,000 injured. Another 1,300 people died on the Indian side of the border. The toll is expected to rise, even without the effects of weather which threatens hungry people with death from exposure.