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Muslim Aid launches appeal for Pakistan earthquake

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According to officials at least 200 people have been killed after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit the Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan last night. Since then two tremors struck this morning meaning thousands more are expected to have lost their homes and the death toll is expected to rise.

The worst-hit area appears to be Ziarat, about 50km north of Quetta, where hundreds of mostly mud and timber houses had been destroyed in five villages- War Choom, Kawas Wam, Kan Depot and Serkhazee. It is estimated that more than 35,000 people have been affected. Many have spent the night in the open.

People are in urgent need of tents, warm clothing, blankets, wood for burning purposes, medicines and canned and dry Food.

Muslim Aid is currently in the area assessing the damage in order to deliver emergency relief.

We are launching an emergency appeal to raise =A3500,000 for the 35,000 families who have been badly affected.Please help us to help them.