in Balochistan (also spelled Baluchistan), a mountainous province of Pakistan, has killed many people and reportedly
flattened many houses in Awaran, the worst-affected district. The force of the earthquake raised the sea bed near the port of Gwadar, creating a new island
. Early estimates of casualties are notoriously
inaccurate, but a preliminary report
by Max Wyss of WAPMERR suggests there will be several thousand deaths.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Sep 24, 2013 -
that the largest earthquake to hit Iran in 40 years struck the Balochistan region along the Iran-Pakistan border. At least 45 people are dead, but that figure is expected to rise. Earthquaketrack says
it was 7.8 on the Richter scale. At emptywheel, Jim White notes
that two smaller Iranian earthquakes last year killed over 300 people.
posted by Area Man
on Apr 16, 2013 -
"After the blast the entire building came down.
As the rescue teams and journalists rushed to the scene, a second explosion took place."
Hazaras are a religious minority who fled from Afghanistan. They are called infidels by Sunni extremist groups operating in Pakistan, and as an ethnic minority, are easily recognized and targeted. The Pakistani government has done nothing to stop these attacks. Last night, more than 83 people from my community lost their lives. For nothing. [more inside]
posted by legospaceman
on Jan 11, 2013 -
What's Going On In Balochistan?
) Deception and treachery. Live and let die. The ultimate zero sum game. Repetition of bloody history: Call it what you may, something is happening in the Pakistani province of Balochistan that defies comprehension on any conventional scale.
From a posting at The Agonist
. According to the article Balochistan
may be the key to future developments in Central Asia. Two former KGB agents report that Russian, Indian, Iranian and American agents are all supporting a resurgent insurrection which is becoming increasingly active.
Why would these countries do this? Two easy answers: Oil pipelines
and China's Gwadar Port
posted by afu
on Feb 28, 2005 -