|People evacuate from buildings after a severe earthquake, in Karachi, south Pakistan, Sept. 24, 2013. Moderate damages were reported after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon, according to local officials and media reports. Previously the China Earthquake Networks Center reported the earthquake jolted Pakistan at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time) to be 7.8-magnitude. (Xinhua/Masroor)|
ISLAMABAD, Sept. 25 -- A total of 208 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon, said a local official Wednesday.
Jan Muhammad Buledi, spokesperson of Balochistan government, told the media that 145 people were killed in Awaran, the most-hit area in the earthquake, 55 dead in Mashkai and eight died in Turbat.
Local media said 395 people were also injured in the 7.7- magnitude earthquake.