Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Quake Survivors Face Worsening Weather

Forecasts of rain showers and light snow on earthquake-hit regions of northern Pakistan on Tuesday compounded the misery of hundreds of thousands of people living in the open with little or no shelter.

Temperatures were forecast to dip to around 7 C in the shattered town of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and as low as -12 C in the highest mountain villages, the Pakistan Meteorological Department reported. Snow was also expected in villages around 3,353 metres.

With the brutal Himalayan winter just weeks away, the relief effort is rushing to deliver tents, food and medicine to victims before villages are cut-off by snows and helicopter-grounding fog. The UN has warned that thousands more could die without adequate aid. Read More....

Source: Globe and Mail
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