Posts Tagged ‘Quetta’

Nature’s wrath taints an October in blood again

Severe economic crunch; continuing political instability; rapidly deteriorating security situation; crisis after crisis and now, the nature does not seem to be forgiving of Pakistan’s plight as well. A powerful earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has stricken parts of Baluchistan province killing about 200 people and injuring thousands across the region according to GEO TV.

Earthquake's Devastating After-effects

 Devastating after-effectsImage Source: BBC News

Rescue efforts have been initiated to save as many people trapped under the debris and landslides as possible with Pakistan Army taking the lead. Powerful aftershocks are being felt around Quetta, and the epicentre in Ziarat Valley, which also happens to be the most picturesque of all places in the province.

Epicentre of Baluchistan Earthquake

Epicentre of Baluchistan Earthquake – Source: BBC News

All this reminds me of the same month four years back, in 2005 when Kashmir was devastated by an even stronger earthquake. Again, it is time for us to hold hands in solidarity and extend support, help and relief to our already deprived Balochi brethren.

Please try to reach out to organizations planning or working to get some relief goods to the affected region. We’ll update you with any details that we can possibly collect on rescue efforts.

Further Updates: IMB, Pakistaniat

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