30 killed in Pakistan quake
Quetta, Pakistan , September 24, 2013
A powerful earthquake killed at least 30 people in Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan on Tuesday and destroyed scores of houses in a remote mountainous area, a local official said.
Abdul Qadoos, deputy speaker of the Baluchistan assembly, told Reuters that 30 people and at least 30 percent of houses in the impoverished Awaran district had been destroyed.
The United States Geological Survey said that a 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin, in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
The quake was felt in many parts of Pakistan and also in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook.
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