Pakistan quake kills over 230
- Published: 25 Sep 2013 at 16.49
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Pakistani rescuers strived to reach victims Wednesday of a huge earthquake that killed more than 230 people and toppled thousands of mud-built homes when it hit the country's southwest with enough force to create a new island off the coast.
This photo released by the Pakistani Government shows people on an island that appeared off the coastline of Gwadar on August 25, 2013
The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon in Baluchistan province's Awaran district -- a dirt-poor expanse of land that is roughly the size of Wales.
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