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By Robert Birsel SERAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - "They should just give us a tent and go to hell," said Mohammad Farooq when relief workers suggested the survivors of Pakistan's devastating earthquake come down from the mountains to where they could be looked after.
By Athar Hussain KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani tent makers said on Friday they are struggling to meet a government demand for 8,000 tents a day to shelter some two million survivors of the October 8 earthquake before winter sets in.
By David Brunnstrom CHIKAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Only from the air is it possible to grasp the enormity of the disaster afflicting Pakistani Kashmir, and only from the air is it possible to reach many of the hundreds of thousands of suffering survivors.
By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Soldiers pulled a young girl alive from the rubble of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday, giving shattered Pakistan a moment of joy on a day when storms poured more misery on a million homeless survivors.
By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Steady rain piled more misery on the survivors of the Kashmir earthquake on Sunday as more than one million homeless people spent another night exposed to the elements with only makeshift tents for shelter.
The death toll from Pakistan's earthquake rose sharply to nearly 40,000 on Saturday, with the president warning the numbers could rise even further as relief teams reach more villages in the remote folds of the Himalayan mountains. Throughout the region, homeless survivors searched desperately for blankets and tents to brace against torrential rains and temperatures that dipped to 44 degrees.
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.
By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Aid agencies set up bases for a huge emergency and rebuilding task in earthquake-shattered Pakistan as the official death toll topped 38,000 people.
By Sheikh Mushtaq SULTANDAKI, India (Reuters) - Khatija Bibi sits beside her injured son wrapped in a woolen blanket on a stretcher in front of what was once her house in Indian Kashmir. It's cold and the rain is pouring as the 45-year-old housewife shivers.
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