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2005-10-21 11:50:30

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it rebuffed a U.N. call for a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the beleaguered people of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. "There is no question of the alliance doing that. That...

2005-10-21 11:24:44

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it rebuffed a U.N. call for a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the beleaguered people of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. "There is no question of the alliance doing that. That...

2005-10-21 09:49:04

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it may send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it appeared to reject a U.N. call for a massive airlift, saying it would not be able to send more than four helicopters. The United Nations' top aid official, incensed by what he saw as a woefully inadequate response to the most...

2005-10-21 07:35:55

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Alarm mounted across the world on Friday for hundreds of thousands of Pakistan earthquake survivors who have been awaiting help for two weeks and now face the prospect of a freezing winter without shelter. The top United Nations aid official, incensed by what he saw as a woefully inadequate international response to the most difficult relief operation the world has ever seen, called on NATO to stage a massive airlift to get...

2005-10-17 18:50:38

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Troops struggled on Tuesday to send mules laden with relief supplies into remote valleys where tens of thousands of villagers have been cut off since an earthquake rocked northern Pakistan 10 days ago. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz put the official death toll at 41,000, with 67,000 injured, but feared a greater loss of life awaited rescuers beyond the landslides and collapsed bridges severing two valleys in Kashmir from the rest of...

2005-10-16 02:32:28

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Steady rain heaped more misery on the survivors of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday as the more than one million made homeless spent another night exposed to the elements with only makeshift tents as shelter. Military officials said the relief flights had been halted for most of the morning because of thunderstorms in Islamabad, where supplies were being loaded, despite improving weather in the earthquake zone. Rain fell steadily...

2005-10-15 11:43:08

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan raised the death toll from the Kashmir earthquake to 38,000 on Saturday and said it could go higher after one of the most devastating earthquakes to hit South Asia in recorded history. One week after the disaster the jump in the toll from around 25,000 came with confirmation of more fatalities from remote mountain valleys and the town of Balakot. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he was unsure whether army rescuers had...

2005-10-15 03:31:03

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan raised the official death toll from the Kashmir earthquake to 38,000 on Saturday, making it one of the most devastating earthquakes to hit South Asia in recorded history. Military spokesman Shaukat Sultan said the number of deaths in Pakistani Kashmir and North West Frontier Province was raised to 38,000 from 25,000 after confirming a higher death toll from remote mountain valleys and the town of Balakot. "This number is...

2005-10-14 05:44:53

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Thunderstorms followed by cold weather promised more misery for survivors of the Kashmir earthquake at the weekend as the focus of international aid efforts turned on Friday from rescue to relief. International rescue teams began leaving Pakistani Kashmir as efforts shifted from searching for people in the rubble to keeping survivors alive with an eye to winter just weeks away. Officials denied that the search for survivors had been...

2005-10-14 01:34:47

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Survivors of the Kashmir earthquake spent a sixth night in the open in the worst-hit city of Muzaffarabad, kept awake by the rumble of aid trucks and an aftershock early on Friday that set dogs howling. The aftershock, at around 2 a.m. (1700 EDT), measured 5.3 magnitude on the U.S. Geological Survey's sensors. Local meteorological officials said there were 70 aftershocks in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday, and the...


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