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08 Dec 2008 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Background

On 29 October, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale shook Pakistan' s south-western province of Baluchistan in the early morning. The worst-hit areas were the districts of Ziarat, Pashin and Harnai.

The Situation

- According to government officials, about 8,000 households were completely damaged, displacing approximately 80,000 people. A total of 166 people died and 320 people have been injured.

- The emergency response operation is almost completed.