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Pakistan: volunteers move relief supplies to tens of thousands of earthquake victims


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Pakistan: volunteers move relief supplies to tens of thousands of earthquake victims

Volunteers in Pakistan have been helping move bags of relief supplies which are to be delivered to tens of thousands of people affected by the deadly earthquake which struck the south Asian country two days ago.

Pakistani authorities are still struggling to send emergency aid to remote parts of Balochistan, one of the poorest provinces in the region.

The death toll has risen to 350 after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on residents throughout the remote area. Rescuers are facing difficulties in helping thousands of people injured and left homeless.

The 7.7 magnitude quake was so powerful it caused a small island to emerge from the Arabian Sea, just off the Pakistani coast.

Boatloads of bewildered residents have travelled to see the rare phenomenon, despite warnings against visiting.

The island is not thought to be a permanent structure, just a body of mud which is expected to disappear over time.

  • Pakistan earthquake creates new island

    Photographer: Irshaad Mastoi/ Anadolu agency

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