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Pakistan earthquake: 'Enough resources' to help victims

Rescue teams are still trying to reach people affected by an earthquake in Pakistan.

At least 348 people died and hundreds were injured when a 7.7-magnitude quake hit south-western Pakistan on Tuesday.

The head of the Disaster Management Authority in Balochistan, Hafiz Abdul Basit, said that they had enough resources to help people, but the issue was the distances involved, and the nature of the area affected.

Speaking to the BBC's Shahzeb Jillani in Quetta, he said that they would only approach international aid organisations for help once the full extent of the damage was known.

  • 27 Sep 2013
  • From the section Asia
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