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Earthquake hits Pakistan

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1. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

From the BBC:

"Pakistan says more than 18,000 have been killed by Saturday's powerful earthquake that also hit northern India and Afghanistan.

The 7.6-magnitude quake, with an epicentre 80km (50 miles) north-east of Islamabad, flattened entire villages.

Another 40,000 people are believed to be injured, said military spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan."

That's just terrible. The natural disasters in the past 12 months have been incredible! Our thoughts go out to all those that are affected.

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

TP has a few members from Pakistan..........hopefully they are ok

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

They are now talking about more then 30.000 casualties in the Pakistani part of Kashmir. Musharraf talks about the biggest disaster in Pakistani history:(

4. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

the biggest disaster in Pakistani history

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5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 10y

Our thoughts and hopes go out to the unfortunate victims of this terrible tragedy--not only in Pakistan, but also in India and other countries affected.

:(

6. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Just watched the TV showing many Pakistanese and Indians who are working in overseas crying and begging for flight tickets as they have no money left to return to their country to look for their family and help their people...

really depressed...

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I can't believe something so terrible has happened again. I hope all the TP members in the areas affected are OK, too. What a horrible thing to happen...

8. Posted by Mohd anuar (Full Member 28 posts) 10y

My condolences to the family members of the vitims.If i can do help i will do my best to help eventhough from where i am now.Be patient...:(

9. Posted by sulemaniya (Full Member 52 posts) 10y

hello evyone
my name is suleman and i live in karachi, pakistan. i m deeply touched by what u guys think about us. even though our region the south of pakistan has been spared of the earthquake's destruction ,there has been a phenomenal camaraderie exhibited by each pakistani alike. the quake's killed in ecxess of 50K people some experts think the figure would touch 100K unofficially. now the problem has been coumpounded by inclement weather which has made it difficult to ferry in supplies. whole villages have been flattened but i m grateful to u ppl for sufferin our pain.
ADIEU

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting wouterrr

TP has a few members from Pakistan..........hopefully they are ok

My thoughts exactly wouterrr......I have been watching on the news...it is just heartbreaking....