Thursday, October 13, 2005

Fresh aftershocks jolt Pak; troops struggle to deliver aid

Islamabad, Oct. 13: Fresh aftershocks today jolted Pakistan, triggering panic among those who lived through the deadly weekend earthquake as troops and emergency workers struggled to deliver aid to the injured and homeless in the remote areas.

Pakistani seismic and weather experts recorded 67 fresh aftershocks in the last 24 hours till this morning, including two with the magnitude of over 4 on the Richter scale.

The Pakistani capital and other parts of the country, including all those areas jolted by the Saturday eight earthquake, received an aftershock this morning at 9.06 am local time with the magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale. Earlier an aftershock at 1.23 am was 5.6 on Richter scale and its epicentre was 135 kilometres north of Islamabad.

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