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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 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. As snow fell on peaks in devastated Pakistani Kashmir the United Nations fitted out offices in tents at a sports field in Muzaffarabad in an attempt to bring relief to over a million people homeless since the October 8 disaster. The government estimates damage at about $5 billion. A...

2005-10-12 07:35:00

SULTANDAKI, India -- 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. "I think nobody is going to come and help us because the weather has turned ugly. It is the wrath of God." Six Indian soldiers on a rescue mission in Kashmir died on Tuesday in a landslide triggered by rains and authorities have become increasingly concerned about...

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