208 killed as 7.7 magnitude quake hits SW Pakistan
Updated: 2013-09-25 06:52
People evacuate from buildings after a severe earthquake in Quetta, southwest Pakistan, on Sept. 24, 2013. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. [Photo/Xinhua]
A total of 208 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon, said a local official Wednesday.
Jan Muhammad Buledi, spokesperson of Balochistan government, told the media that 145 people were killed in Awaran, the most-hit area in the earthquake, 55 dead in Mashkai and eight died in Turbat.
Local media said 395 people were also injured in the 7.7- magnitude earthquake.