Pakistan earthquake disaster: Death toll of people reaches over 350

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Pak death toll reaches over 350 people
Islamabad, Sept 25: The death toll in southwestern Pakistan rose to over 350 people on Wednesday, after a powerful earthquake hit the country on Tuesday, the tremours of which were felt even in New Delhi.

Pakistan's army airlifted hundreds of soldiers to help with the aftermath

"Two hundred and eighty five bodies have so far been recovered in the Awaran district," Abdul Rasheed Gogazai, the deputy commissioner of Awaran, one of the worst affected area, told Reuters. "And 42 bodies were found in the neighbouring Kech district," he added.

Tuesday's earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck Baluchistan, a huge earthquake-prone province of deserts and rugged mountains, and was felt across South Asia.

Pakistan's army airlifted hundreds of soldiers to help with the aftermath of the worst earthquake in the South Asian country since 2005, when about 75,000 people were killed in the north of the country.

With agency inputs

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