News Brief 9/25/2013, Tishrei 21, 5774
Pakistan Earthquake: Death Toll Passes 200
The powerful earthquake which struck yesterday in south-western Pakistan has claimed more than 200 lives, according to sources.
The 7.7-magnitude quake hit the Awaran district of Pakistan's impoverished Balochistan province Tuesday afternoon, at a depth of 20km.
Homes and businesses have been reduced to rubble as survivors begin the task of burying the dead. The latest figures state that 208 people have been confirmed dead, but many more are missing and the death toll is expected to continue to rise.