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Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake

Rural communities in Pakistan come to terms with the devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude quake

Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
A Pakistani earthquake survivor looks at his dead goat near a collapsed mud house in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Pakistani earthquake survivors search for belongings from the rubble of collapsed mud houses in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Injured Pakistani earthquake survivors are treated at a military filed hospital in the quake hit Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Pakistani earthquake survivors travel with their belongings as they evacuate the quake hit Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
A Pakistani earthquake survivor receives relief supplies distributed by Pakistani security officials in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
A Pakistani military official distributes relief supplies to earthquake survivors in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Pakistani earthquake survivors gather outside their collapsed mud houses in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
A Pakistani earthquake survivor sits near her collapsed mud house in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Pakistani earthquake survivors search for belongings from the rubble of collapsed mud houses in the Mashkail area of the southwestern Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 16, lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
Pakistani earthquake victims lie on beds at a military hospital in Quetta on April 17, 2013. Pakistani survivors of a tremor centred in Iran that killed at least 41 people dug through the rubble of their ruined homes Wednesday as the military rushed to send aid to the remote region. The United States also offered aid after the 7.8-magnitude quake, Iran's most powerful in five decades, damaged an estimated three-quarters of the mud-built homes of Mashkail, a town in the dirt-poor Pakistani province of Baluchistan
Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake
An elderly Pakistani earthquake survivor rest on a charpai (wooden bed) outside his damaged mud house in the Mashkail area of southwest Baluchistan province on April 17, 2013. Pakistani troops scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as the United States offered assistance and a strong aftershock jolted the region. The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.8 magnitude quake lay in southeast Iran but all 40 deaths reported so far have been across the border in Pakistan's dirt-poor province of Baluchistan, where hundreds of mud-built homes suffered damage