Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Pakistan quake toll rises to 86,000

The death toll from the Oct 8 earthquake in Pakistan has reached 86,000, while about 100,000 people have been injured and more than 3.5 million people affected, a draft report by international donor agencies said. The damage assessment report was discussed in Islamabad on Monday at a meeting presided over by Salman Shah, adviser to the prime minister on finance and revenue, said local press reports on Tuesday.

The joint assessment teams of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have also estimated that devastation in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was much more than in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). A total of 7,197 educational institutions were destroyed and about 3,837-km roads damaged in both areas.

Source: TOI
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Anonymous Kelly Trenton said :

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November 22, 2005 10:39 am