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Saturday, 8 October, 2005

Hospitals inundated after Asian quake

The South Asia quake struck just before 6 o'clock in the morning Central European Time, and was just 10 kilometres deep. It was followed by a series of strong aftershocks. It is reported that several villages close to the epicentre of the quake have been totally destroyed. In Islamabad, scores of people were feared killed or trapped in two 12-storey apartment blocks that collapsed.

In Afghanistan, authorities say apart from the death of a young girl when a wall collapsed, and some damage to buildings, the country appeared to escape the worst of the quake. Deaths have been reported in many outlying areas in Pakistan, but so far there is no official tally. Hospitals have been inundated with scores of people who have been injured.

Source: EuroNews
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