Balochistan Pakistan Home To Powerful EarthquakeBy: Allie Herald - September 26, 2013
On Tuesday afternoon, a strong earthquake blew through Balochistan. 328 people have died while more than 400 people are injured and about half of those are in critical condition.
According to The Telegraph, “The doctor in charge of the largest hospital close to the epicentre in Balochistan province told The Daily Telegraph his staff were working in chaotic conditions and with poor facilities to save lives but many victims remain stranded in remote villages beyond the reach of the rescue services.
“It’s a complete chaos here at the hospital. And we do not have 4×4 ambulances, so its really tough to reach out to the affected areas, to bring the injured or even the dead bodies to the hospital,” said Dr. Noor Baksh Bizenjo, medical superintendent of the district hospital in Arawan.”
The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 and covered a 13 mile area.
Many houses have been destroyed and a lot of people are moving to different areas to live for the time being.
It has also been reported that a small island has appeared after the earthquake. It is located off the coast of Gwadar, Pakistan. According to Discovery News, “A mud volcano is a likely possibility because Gwadar’s coastline already has several of the gurgling, steamy cones, both onshore and at sea. One suddenly popped up where sea level was 30 to 60 meters (100 to 200 feet) deep on Nov. 26, 2010, creating an island.
Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan. Although it is a large area, it only holds about 7 million people. It is a plateau made up of rough terrain.[Photo via Youtube]