Awaran (Pakistan), Sept. 26 (AP): Two rockets fired by militants in Pakistan’s quake-struck region narrowly missed a government helicopter today as survivors complained that aid was not reaching far-flung areas and the harrowing death toll climbed to 355.
The attack underscored the dangers authorities and aid workers face in helping victims in southwestern Baluchistan province where a massive, magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit earlier this week.
Two days after the tremor struck, rescuers were still struggling to help survivors. The death toll from the quake reached 355 today, with nearly 700 people injured.
In the town of Arawan, about 100 protesters gathered around the district office to call attention to the plight of those living in outlying villages still waiting for help.