Earthquake Death Toll Tops 30,000


10-9-05 - The digging continues. And the death toll is rising. A provincial officer in Pakistani Kashmir says more than 30 thousand people have died just in that province since yesterday's earthquake.

Pakistan's prime minister tells CNN about 43 thousand are injured. The death toll in India has climbed over 600.

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf calls the seven-point-seven magnitude earthquake the country's worst disaster on record.

A Pentagon spokeswoman says US officials are researching what
they can do. The coalition in Afghanistan says Washington hasn't
issued instructions to help, and a NATO spokesman says those forces
aren't allowed to operate outside Afghanistan.

Pakistan's prime minister says six to eight transport helicopters from the US are to arrive tomorrow.


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