Thursday, October 13, 2005

Pakistan: Tent cities for quake survivors

Pakistan is to set up tent cities to shelter hundreds of thousands of people made homeless by last week's earthquake that killed at least 25,000 people.

Five sites with food, electricity and heating will open near Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has told the BBC.

Aid has now reached most of the remote areas hit by Saturday's quake in Pakistani-run Kashmir, he says. But the army still cannot reach the Neelum valley which is totally cut off.

Read the Full Story at BBC News
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