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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Balochistan quake death toll rises to 236

Updated at: 1100 PST, Thursday, October 30, 2008

QUETTA: The death toll in an earthquake hit Ziarat division of Balochistan has risen to 236 whereas 391 people were injured. The toll is expected to climb further

Balochistan police sources said that Ziarat, Khawas, Varshoom are the worst affected areas where more than 300 houses have been destroyed completely and recovery of bodies and injured from the rubble is still underway.

Meanwhile, series of aftershocks continue in Ziarat. Metrological office predicted cloudy weather in quake-hit areas of Balochistan.

DG Met office Qamaruzzaman Chaudhry said rains are not expected in these areas, however, cold will be increased.

He told Geo News that last night temperature was ranged between –1 to –4 C. About aftershocks, DG said so far 44 aftershocks have been recorded and it still continues. (The News)

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