Pakistan Earthquake Death Toll Climbs to 328

The death toll from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Pakistan early Wednesday has climbed to at least 328, authorities said. Most of the victims were killed when their houses collapsed and at least 470 people were injured. The Pakistani military said it rushed almost 1,000 troops to the area and was sending helicopters. The quake caused a solitary island rising just off the coast, officials said. The quake hit the remote province of Balochistan, which is near the Iranian border. It was felt some 740 miles away in India's capital, New Delhi. Jan Mohammed Bulledi, a spokesman for Balochistan's chief minister, said 285 bodies were recovered in the region. "We need more tents, more medicine and more food," he told The Associated Press.

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