Pakistan Earthquake Death Toll Climbs to 328
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in south-western Pakistan has risen to 328, after hundreds of houses collapsed in a remote mountainous area.
Most of the victims were killed when their houses collapsed. At least 350 people were injured.
Pakistan's army has airlifted hundreds of soldiers to help with the aftermath of the worst quake in the country since 2005, ABC informs.
Tuesday's earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck Baluchistan, a huge earthquake-prone province of deserts and rugged mountains, and was felt across South Asia.
The quake destroyed houses and cut communications with the worst affected district of Awaran, and was so powerful it caused a small island to emerge from the Arabian Sea, just off the Pakistani coast.
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