Pakistan: Earthquake - Feb 2004
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SITUATION: As reported in an earlier situation report (Feb. 19), an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's North-West Frontier province February 14, and a subsequent aftershock of 5.5 hit the same area. The quakes were centered in the districts of Mansehra and Battagram (also spelled Batgram). At least 24 people were killed in the disaster and more than 40 were injured. Two further quakes of mild intensity jolted Mansehra and surrounding areas again on February 15. Some 400 houses were completely destroyed and hundreds partially damaged.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0032
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Pakistan - Earthquake
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0026
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Pakistan - Earthquake
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BALAKOT, 20 February (IRIN) - A group of men stood uncertainly around a truck, laden with relief goods, which had just arrived at the Mansehra police station in Balakot, about 180 km from the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The crowd swelled suddenly as a man emerged from the front of the truck and clambered up the back, pausing to look down at an assistant once he stood on top of the vehicle, before kneeling to unclasp the latch that would allow the hatch to open.
In the early hours of 14 th February 2004 , two earthquakes measuring 5.7 and 5.5 on the Richter scale struck the Khagan Valley in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. At least 24 people were killed, and over 30 injured.
From Federation News 04/19
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Geneva, 17 February 2004 - Two earthquakes measuring 5.7 and 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan on 14 February 2004. At least 24 people died and more than 40 were injured. Many other people are still missing, believed to be trapped under the rubble and snow. Two further quakes of mild intensity jolted Mansehra and surrounding areas again on 15 February causing panic and fear among the people.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/0022
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Pakistan - Earthquake
ISLAMABAD, 16 February (IRIN) - A disaster-hit rural populace in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), their homes and belongings destroyed or damaged by two moderate-intensity earthquakes that claimed at least 24 lives and injured dozens of others on Saturday, were still waiting for government-pledged aid to arrive on Monday, according to an official.
MANSEHRA, Feb 15: The death toll in Saturday's earthquake has risen to 24 as more deaths have been reported in Kohistan and Bisham districts. In Keehal area of Kohistan, a woman who had gone to fetch water from a nullah was hit by a sliding rock. She died on the spot, while a little girl accompanying her was injured.