Oct 30

Earthquake Hits Pakistan, Killing 175 People

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan Wednesday morning in Baluchistan which destroyed mud-walled homes and triggering landslides. Officials report that the epicenter was in the Ziarat district, one of the tourist attractions in Baluchistan.

Rescue operations were over with 170 bodies retrieved while 350 were injured in Ziarat. Approximately 20 aftershocks followed, causing more damage with the biggest at 6.2 magnitude. In Wam, the entire village was flattened, one of the worst-hit villages in the area. Another 5 people were killed in the nearby Pishin district.

The last earthquake in October 2005 with a 7.6 magnitude left 73,000 dead.

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