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20 killed, hundreds injured as quake rattles southern Pakistan

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20 killed, hundreds injured as quake rattles southern Pakistan

Around 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a shallow earthquake hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday as people slept, government officials said.

   Many of the victims died when roofs and walls collapsed after the 5.7 magnitude quake struck in the Balochistan province, with a power cut forcing health workers to treat the injured using flashlights.

   The worst-affected area was the remote mountainous city of Harnai, where a lack of paved roads, electricity and mobile phone coverage hampered rescuers.

   "We are receiving information that 20 people have been killed due to the earthquake," Balochistan home minister Mir Zia ullah Langau added.

   A woman and six children were among 20 dead, Suhail Anwar Hashmi, a senior provincial government official, told AFP, adding that "more than 200 people have been injured".

   "We are soon sending helicopters to the area to help support the rescue operation and to evacuate injured," Hashmi said.

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