Official: Pakistani Quake Death Toll Rises to 34

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A military official says the death toll in Pakistan from a major earthquake that shook both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border has risen to 34.

The Pakistani military official says at least 80 were also injured in Tuesday's quake.

He says all of the dead and injured so far were in the Pakistani town of Mashkal.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military policy.

The earthquake measured a magnitude of 7.7 and flattened homes and offices on both sides of the border. It was centered near the Iranian town of Saravan, about 50 kilometers (26 miles) from the border.

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