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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.

Residents look through the debris of a house, which collapsed after the earthquake hit the Awaran district in Balochistan Province.
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Residents look through the debris of a house, which collapsed after the earthquake hit the Awaran district in Balochistan Province.

The rubble of a house after it collapsed in the town of Awaran.
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The rubble of a house after it collapsed in the town of Awaran.

Earthquake survivors walk through the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed during the temblor in Awaran.
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Earthquake survivors walk through the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed during the temblor in Awaran.

The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in Awaran.
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The rubble of a house is seen after it collapsed following the quake in Awaran.

An earthquake survivor sits and drinks tea on the rubble of a mud house in Awaran.
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An earthquake survivor sits and drinks tea on the rubble of a mud house in Awaran.

Residents walk on the debris of a house which collapsed during the earthquake in Awaran .
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Residents walk on the debris of a house which collapsed during the earthquake in Awaran .

Pakistani Army rescue and relief teams leave Karachi for the earthquake-hit areas in Balochistan Province.
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Pakistani Army rescue and relief teams leave Karachi for the earthquake-hit areas in Balochistan Province.

The earthquake was so powerful that a new island emerged in the Arabian Sea, near the port of Gwadar .
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The earthquake was so powerful that a new island emerged in the Arabian Sea, near the port of Gwadar .

Men walk on the new island that appeared 2 kilometers off the Pakistani coast.
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Men walk on the new island that appeared 2 kilometers off the Pakistani coast.

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