208 killed in Pakistan earthquake

Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) A total of 208 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan Tuesday afternoon, an official said Wednesday.

Jan Muhammad Buledi, spokesperson of Balochistan government, said 145 people were killed in Awaran, the most-hit area in the earthquake, 55 dead in Mashkai and eight died in Turbat, reported Xinhua.

Media reports said 395 people were also injured in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake.


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