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Strong earthquake strikes southwestern Pakistan

September 24, 2013, 19:08 UTC+3
No Russians among victims
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Photo EPA/REHAN KHAN

Photo EPA/REHAN KHAN

ISLAMABAD, September 24 (Itar-Tass) - There are no reports confirming that Russians are among victims of the 7.7 point quake that hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, the Russian embassy in Pakistan told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

“At present, we have been actively collecting the information on this issue,” the source said. “We have received no reports on this so far.”

U.S. Geological Service reported that the epicenter was located 69 kilometers to the north east from Avaran city 22.9 kilometers underground. Local buildings were severely damaged.

The local media previously reported that the earthquake claimed at least 30 lives.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society has already expressed readiness to send its rescue teams to Pakistan.

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