Thursday, October 13, 2005

Another earthquake north of Islamabad

This is a follow-up to this post: an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale has struck North-East Pakistan, causing residents throughout Islamabad to rush out of their homes in panic. Although there have been no reports of damage or casualties yet, AFP reports that "many buildings in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir that were not destroyed in the disaster have been left in a perilous condition, leading to fears that aftershocks could bring teetering walls and roofs crashing down."

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that while relief material is steadily reaching the affected areas, "the scene remained chaotic as survivors and rescuers sought in vain for ways to distribute the material."
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