Pakistan quake toll reaches 515 as insurgents hamper aid efforts

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Published on 27 Sep 2013 View Original

ARAWAN, Pakistan, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The death toll from an earthquake in southwestern Pakistan has reached 515, a provincial official said Friday, as insurgents continue to hamper relief efforts.

Babar Yaqoob, the Chief Secretary of Baluchistan, gave the updated death toll as he was touring the destroyed region of Awaran, where the earthquake struck on Tuesday.

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