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Foto-Heitor              O Terremoto no Paquistão

 

Um terremoto de 6,4 graus na escala Richter que atingiu o Baluquistão, no sudoeste do Paquistão, deixou pelo menos 175 mortos e 360 feridos 12 mil pessoas ficaram desabrigadas. O epicentro do tremor foi registrado no Vale do Ziarat um dos principais destinos turísticos da província.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of southwestern Baluchistan Province early Wednesday, causing widespread destruction, Pakistani officials said. At left, a man walked through the remains of his home in Ziarat.

t least 150 people were killed and hundreds were injured

 

 

The earthquake struck Quetta, the provincial capital, and several districts of the province between 4:30 a.m. and 5:10 a.m., local time.

Photo: Waheed Khan/European Pressphoto Agency

 

 

Paramedics treated an injured man in Ziarat. Rescue teams scrambled to help residents and hospitals

 

 

 

Women stitched burial clothes as they sat next to the bodies of relatives.

photo: Waheed Khan/European Pressphoto Agency

 

 

Pakistani men mourned children who were killed by the earthquake in Ziarat, about 80 miles south of the provincial capital of Quetta. The earthquake struck Quetta and several districts of Baluchistan Province at 5:10 a.m. local time, the state-run news agency reported. The quake has left an estimated 15,000 homeless, officials said.

Photo: Arshad Butt/Associated Press

 

Pakistan lies in an area of high seismic activity, and in October 2005, an earthquake registering 7.6 on the Richter scale killed more than 75,000 people in northern Pakistan. At left, villagers looked at bodies of victims wrapped for burial after the earthquake on Wednesday.

Photo: Arshad Butt/Associated Press

 

A funeral in Ziarat.

Photo: Waheed Khan/European Pressphoto Agency

 

Villagers sat with a body as others dug a grave in Ziarat. Farooq Ahmed Khan, the head of the national disaster management agency, described the earthquake as "localized" and said there was no immediate need to appeal for international assistance. But "any outside help is welcome," he added.

Photo: Arshad Butt/Associated Press

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Publicado outubro 30, 2008 por heitordacosta em Uncategorized

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