The first foreign rescue teams, from Britain and Japan, have joined Pakistani efforts to recover more victims from beneath the ruins of the Kashmir quake. Aid has been sent from around the world and is badly needed in the area where the number of casualties is rising by the hour. The European Union has pledged just over 4 million euros in aid.
Pakistan’s President, Pervez Musharraf, appealed to the international community for greater aid, and thanked Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his offer of help. Teams of rescue workers, specialists and planes of medical and first aid supplies have been flown into the region today from countries across the globe. Pakistan says its most needed resources are helicopters – to help reach cut off areas – medicine and blankets.