Pakistan's military Wednesday rushed to reach the scene of a huge earthquake that killed at least 208 people and toppled many mud-built homes when it hit the country's south with enough force to create a new island off the coast.
Pakistani office workers speak on their mobile phones after an earthquake in Karachi on September 24, 2013. The death toll from the quake that struck a remote part of southwestern Pakistan jumped to at least 208 on Wednesday.
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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