Friday, October 14, 2005

Forgotten village trapped behind a wall of rock

Emergency relief is finally flooding into quake-stricken Pakistan. But nothing has reached Keri, a highland hamlet of crushed houses that feels forgotten to the world.

Giant landslides block the winding road to Mansehra, 45 miles away. Not a single aid worker or soldier has broken through the wall of rock. So the villagers drink river water, sleep outdoors and pray that help will arrive.

True, a helicopter landed two days ago. It stayed on the ground for 30 minutes, long enough to evacuate the most seriously wounded. But even that was too late for Ghulsham Bibi.

Read the Full Story at Guardian
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