Search for Survivors Continues After Devastating Pakistan Quake

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

BALAKOT, Pakistan (AP) - The digging continues. And the death toll is rising.

A provincial officer in Pakistani Kashmir says more than 30,000 people have died just in that province since yesterday's earthquake.

Pakistan's prime minister tells CNN about 43,000 are injured. The death toll in India has climbed over 600.

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf calls the 7.7 magnitude earthquake the country's worst disaster on record.

A Pentagon spokeswoman says U.S. officials are researching what they can do.

The coalition in Afghanistan says Washington hasn't issued instructions to help, and a NATO spokesman says those forces aren't allowed to operate outside Afghanistan.

Pakistan's prime minister says six to eight transport helicopters from the U.S. were expected to arrive Monday.


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