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29 Oct 2008 description
report Caritas

Caritas teams are on the ground in Balochistan following a strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale that hit southwest Pakistan.

The first shock was felt in the early hours of October 29 local time, while the other tremors shook the province about an hour later. Then there was another shock at 5.32 pm in the evening.

The tremors affected the provincial capital Quetta and large parts of Balochistan.

Initial reports are coming in. Death figures are in the hundreds but expected to rise sharply.