New Quakes In North Pakistan
Kill 10, Dozens Hurt

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens hurt by earthquakes in a remote mountainous region of northern Pakistan at the weekend, the government said on Sunday.
Information Minister Nisar Memon told reporters the army was assisting relief efforts for 1,500 people displaced by the tremors in the Diamer district, south of the mountain town of Gilgit, close to the border with China.
Memon said at least 10 deaths had been confirmed while 30 people were injured. He said food and 500 tents had been sent to the area.
On Saturday, state-run media said an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the region and landslides caused by aftershocks killed at least one person.
Chaudhry Mahmood Arif, an official at Pakistan's Seismic Centre in Peshawar, said another quake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded early on Sunday, with its epicentre near Gilgit.
The Associated Press of Pakistan (AIP) said four villages had been badly hit and those hurt were in critical condition.
The agency said the area had suffered earthquakes and aftershocks for three days in a row.
It said the quake had damaged a three-km (two-mile) stretch of the Karakoram Highway leading through the mountains to China.
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