A survivor of an earthquake sits as he takes tea on the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following the quake in the town of Awaran
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Pakistan earthquake victims 'need more help'

A powerful earthquake killed at least 270 people in Pakistan's remote south-west province of Balochistan.

The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 20km (13 miles) north-east of Awaran, the US Geological Survey said.

The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani said he had spoken to doctors in the region who said they needed more help to treat victims of of the disaster.

He also explained that the earthquake had hit an area of strategic importance to Pakistan, so charity organisations and NGOs were not normally welcome there.

  • 25 Sep 2013
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