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2005-10-16 03:25:00

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.

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.

2005-10-15 18:34:18

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.

2005-10-12 07:35:00

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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