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Pakistani troops in rescue effort after Iran quake

Pakistan has sent troops to help its citizens affected by a powerful earthquake that struck just over the border in south-east Iran.

The 7.8-magnitude quake, the most powerful to hit Iran for more than 50 years, caused 35 deaths in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

The National Disaster Management Authority say a further 150 people there have been injured.

The quake shook tall buildings as far away as India and the Gulf States.

  • 17 Apr 2013
  • From the section Asia
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