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100s feared dead in Kashmir earthquake

by Sunny, on 8th October, 2005

Hundreds of people are feared dead after an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale hit Kashmir at 3:50am GMT. The quake affected people mostly in Pakistan administered Kashmir, but was felt as far as Delhi and Kabul.


Once they go through the full extent of the damage, over a 1000 may have been killed, according to the BBC. The link also has video and pictures.

The BBC website also has a roundup of reports from different correspondents in the area here and some personal accounts by people here.

Update:400 children are also feared dead. The Lahore Metroblog has personal accounts. More pictures from AFP/Yahoo.

Update2: At least 19,000 are declared dead now, with 42,000 injured according to the Beeb, which has a dedicated section here. India and Pakistan are likely to be coordinating relief efforts in the worst-hit areas, Dawn reports. It has more coverage on its site.

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