New earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan

Haider77 By Haider77, 28th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A Said Moment For My Country
Quake measuring 6.8 in magnitude in Awaran, with epicentre about 30km away from previous tremor, claims more lives.

Relief activities hampered

At least 359 people were killed, and another 765 injured, when Tuesday's earthquake struck the impoverished region of southwestern Pakistan, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority's official figures.

Unofficial estimates put the number of dead at more than 500.

The government says that more than 185,000 people have been affected by the tremor, and that rescue and relief activities are being undertaken by the civil administration in conjunction with the army.

The population of Awaran district is scattered over more than 21,000 square kilometres of remote and rugged terrain, where infrastructure is limited, with few medical facilities or even roads.

Rescue efforts have been hampered both by the remoteness of the area, and by attacks allegedly carried out by separatist Baloch rebels against army convoys carrying the aid.

Rebels have been fighting the Pakistani state in Balochistan for decades, demanding greater rights for ethnic Baloch and alleging that the federal government does not adequately recompense Balochistan for its natural resources. The campaign has intensified in recent years in the wake of a campaign of enforced disappearances of Baloch activists, allegedly carried out by Pakistani government and intelligence agencies.

While Saturday's earthquake was recorded as a fresh event, there have been 16 aftershocks in the region of Awaran since the first major earthquake on Tuesday, USGS data showed.

Needed Prayer

As most of you already know my youngest son Gabe, his wife and our granddaughter will be moving to Arizona to join my daughter in October 2013 which is next month.

We would love it if all those here of Bubblews who pray would offer a prayer that my son can work for the same company in Arizona.

He put in for a transfer a few months ago but nothing has come up as of yet. Then about a week ago, his boss was having trouble with his computer and my son offered to fix the problem.

Well, my son did such a great job of solving the problem that he is now being considered for an on line consulting position that he can work from Arizona.

This would be a dream come true for my son and his growing family. If my son were to get this job where he can work at home they would only need one car and if his daughter needed to be picked up from school he would not have to worry about taking time off.

As Fellow bubblers I need not tell you all the other advantages of my son getting an on line consulting position! We all dream of being able to make a living at home!!

Last but not least, he would be able to come home and visit HIS MOM (that would be me) whenever he wanted because he can do his work anywhere as long as he has a computer.

I would appreciate so much if you all would say a little prayer for my son that he gets this on line consulting position with Progressive, his current employer.

Love and hugs to all my fellow bubblers!

© Judy (Montelauro) Harrell (aka) judyellen1947
I own all rights to the above photo of my son, my daughter and their families. My youngest son, Gabe is the farthest one on the right.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th Sep 2013 (#)

Our prayers to those people and hopefully the red cross gets immediate help.

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