At least 30 killed in strong earthquake in Pakistan

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Posted: Sep 24, 2013 9:57 AM
At least 30 killed in strong earthquake in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake killed at least 30 people in Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan on Tuesday and destroyed scores of houses in a remote mountainous area, a local official said.

Abdul Qadoos, deputy speaker of the Baluchistan assembly, told Reuters that 30 people and at least 30 percent of houses in the impoverished Awaran district had been destroyed.

(Reporting by Gul Yusufzai in Quetta, Writing by Maria Golovnina; editing by Mike Collett-White)