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10 Nov 2005 description
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Samaritan's Purse is Providing Physical Help and Spiritual Comfort to Victims of Pakistan Disaster

BALAKOT, Pakistan - October 8 began like any other day for the people of Balakot. But within minutes, a catastrophic earthquake broke apart the ground beneath the picturesque mountain city and buried most of its residents. Few lives or buildings were spared.

The 7.6-magnitude earthquake-the largest ever on the Asian subcontinent - shook a 10,810 square mile area that includes remote and mountainous parts of northern Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan.

10 Nov 2005 description
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BALAKOT, Pakistan -- October 8 began like any other day for the people of Balakot. But within minutes, a catastrophic earthquake broke apart the ground beneath the picturesque mountain city and buried most of its residents. Few lives or buildings were spared.

04 Nov 2005 description
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As Winter Threatens Earthquake Survivors, Samaritan's Purse Responds with Our Largest Airlift Ever

A giant 747 cargo jet filled with 120 tons of relief goods from Samaritan's Purse landed in Islamabad on November 1 carrying emergency aid to earthquake survivors in Pakistan.

"The equipment and supplies loaded on this plane will help save lives and alleviate suffering," said Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham.

12 Feb 2005 description
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Building Materials Are Helping People in Isolated Villages Survive the Harsh Winter

BALAKOT, Pakistan - The village of Khanian was completely leveled by the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan in October. More than half of its 600 residents were killed, including 70 children who were buried beneath their school.

Khanian is located in the remote, mountainous region of Kashmir.