Official: Pakistani quake death toll rises to 34

Official: Pakistani quake death toll rises to 34

Credit: (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistanis are pictured outside after evacuating nearby buildings following tremors in Karachi on April 16, 2013. A powerful earthquake in southwest Iran brought down homes across the border in Pakistan on April 16, killing at least five people and wounding others in a remote community, a hospital official said. The earthquake, which the US Geological Survey measured at 7.8, was felt across large parts of Pakistan including Islamabad, where buildings shook, and the largest city Karachi where tremors prompted many to flee buildings in terror. AFP PHOTO/ ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 1:48 PM

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A military official says the death toll in Pakistan from a major earthquake that shook both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border has risen to 34.

The Pakistani military official says at least 80 were also injured in Tuesday's quake.
 
He says all of the dead and injured so far were in the Pakistani town of Mashkal.
 
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military policy.
 
The earthquake measured a magnitude of 7.7 and flattened homes and offices on both sides of the border. It was centered near the Iranian town of Saravan, about 50 kilometers (26 miles) from the border.

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