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Assistance to Pakistan is complicated due to bad weather

October 17 2005

Weather was the main obstacle to the timely assistance to residents of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, most affected by the strike element. Due to bad weather on Sunday the rescue operation was almost completely stopped. Flights on which victims are trafficked into the safe areas were canceled.

The Government of Pakistan has announced that the death toll from the earthquake has exceeded 40,000. The number of injured reached 60,000. Still, at least 1400 people died in Indian Kashmir.

Around 3.3 million people homeless. Many otslais without basic livelihood. Forecasters do not promise in the near future improvement of weather, and foreshadow the cold.

In the coming months expect strong snowfall.

World Health Organization warns that the victim threatened with hypothermia: the temperature drops in the affected regions and on mountain tops will not melt the snow.

According to authorities, the region has already delivered 18,000 tents, but this is not enough for 100,000 families in need.

Material damage caused by earthquakes Pakistani government is estimated at 5 billion dollars, reports BBC.

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