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More Than 230 Reported Killed In Balochistan Quake

A 7.7-magnitude quake hit the Awaran district and the nearby area of Khuzdar in Pakistan on the afternoon of September 24, destroying scores of dwellings and knocking out communications networks. Pakistan's military is rushing to provide aid after more than 230 people were killed and hundreds of others injured. The quake shook Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, located about 250 kilometers from the epicenter, and was also felt as far away as the Indian capital, New Delhi, some 1,200 kilometers away. Officials said they are investigating claims from witnesses that the powerful quake pushed up enough earth to form a small island near the port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea.