7.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Pakistan and Afghanistan
At least more 311 were killed in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which hit North-East of Afghanistan.
However since it is a deep-focus eartquake, as the earthquake originated more than 200km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface, the damage is less than that which a similarly powerful but shallow tremor might cause, reported BBC News.
It was centered in the Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad and caused a landslide afterwards.
The death toll was mostly from Pakistan where 228 people were reportedly killed and more than 1,000 others were injured.
The authorities are expecting more causalities as damage in remote villages is discovered.
Karachi Airport Attack Killed 18
Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege.
Rizwan Akhtar, the paramilitary Rangers chief, says all of the ten gunmen have been killed.
The Jinnah International Airport is Pakistan’s busiest airport.
The attack that began late Sunday and ended before dawn on Monday killed at least 18 people.
During the incident, heavy gunfire and multiple explosions could be heard coming from the terminal, used for VIP flights and cargo.
A major fire rose from the airport, illuminating the night sky in an orange glow.
The spokesman for the Pakistani military, General Asim Bajwa, said on Twitter that no aircraft were damaged.
All incoming flights were diverted and all flights operations were suspended.
Local news channels reported Monday morning that authorities were still searching the airport buildings and intermittent firing was still being heard.
The airport operations would be returned to the Civil Aviation Authority later Monday.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
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A Magnitude 7.7 Paskistan Earthquake Killed 327, Created An Island
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Baluchistan on Tuesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey said, the quake, with a depth of about nine miles (about 15 kilometers), struck 43 miles (69 kilometers) northeast of Awaran and 71 miles (114 kilometers) northwest of Bela.
It destroyed houses and cut communications with the worst affected district of Awaran.
The earthquake was so powerful that it caused a small island to emerge from the Arabian Sea, just off the Pakistani coast.
Pakistani officials said that the earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor.
By Wednesday, 327 people were reported killed by the disaster.
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The Flooding In Pakistan Reached Thatta
THATTA, Pakistan – Floodwaters made another break Saturday in the levees protecting the southern city of Thatta, as thousands of residents fled for high ground and left the city nearly empty – AP.
This is another disaster for Pakistan.
Thatta is near Karachi, in southern Pakistan.
The terrible flood in Pakistan started about a month ago in the northern part of Pakistan.
Then the flood moved to the south.
The flood destroyed lots of buildings, roads, bridges, vehicles, plants, trees and others.
Lots of the flood victims are facing health problems.
I am sad for the people of Pakistan.
I hope more people will help the victims.
Aires Flight 8520 Crash Landed On A Caribbean Island-Photos
On Monday a Boeing 737 plane crash landed in San Andres Island, Colombia.
1 person died and 6 were seriously injured.
The plane crashed in a thunderstorm at 1:49 am.
It slided on the runway and broke apart.
The report says that the pilot’s name is Wilson Gutierrez.
He is a great pilot because he can stop the plane from hitting the airport.
If the plane hit the airport, more people will be killed.
It will then be a bigger disaster.
People don’t know if the aeroplane was hit by a lightning or a gust of wind.
And firefighters had stopped the beginning of fire on a wing.
It is the opposite when everybody in the Pakistani plane crash were killed.
Moscow Covered By Smog-Pictures
The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.
Moscow is the capital of Russia.
The smog came from the wildfires and forest fires that are burning in western Russia.
Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.
So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.
The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.
The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.
The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.
Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.
There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.
The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.
There are natural disasters all over the world.
Russia is burning and Pakistan is drowning.
I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.
Flash Floods Kill 112 In Indian-Held Kashmir-Pictures
A sudden heavy rain and flash floods swept away houses and killed at least 112 people in Ladakh, Kashmir.
At least 400 people were injured.
There were mudslides too and some places looked like ‘a sea of mud’.
This disaster happened as Pakistan was hit by a terrible flood that killed more than 1500 people.
The airport in Leh was damaged.
Leh is the main town in Ladakh.
Telecommunication towers have either fallen or been badly damaged.
At this moment, they don’t know how many houses were damaged by the flood.
Ladakh is a popular place in the Himalaya for Western tourists.
There are lots of tourists over there during the disaster.
The highway to Leh was damaged, so the tourists were stranded.
At least 100 foreign tourists, mostly Europeans had been rescued.
None has been reported killed or injured.
Terrible Flood In Pakistan Is Getting Worse-Pictures
The terrible flood in Pakistan is getting worse.
More than 1500 people were killed and over 3.2 million people effected by the flood.
Now Punjab is badly hit by the flood.
Water was so high, only treetops and uppermost floors of some buildings were visible in large tracts of Kot Addu and the nearby area of Layyah in the south of the province.
The flood is spreading to other areas in Pakistan too.
And more heavy rains are expected in the next few days.
More rain can cause more flood.
And there are lots of bad germs in the dirty flood water.
The flood victims are facing lots of waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and skin problems.
A lot of the flood victims don’t have clean water, enough food and medicine to fight the diseases.
More people will die especially the children.
The United Nations said that this is a terrible humanitarian disaster.
I think we should help the flood victims because the situation will get even worse if we do not help them.
Pictures Of Wildfires In Russia
It has been very hot and dry in Russia.
And there is a wave of wildfires that killed 34 people so far.
It destroyed houses and lots of trees.
This is a disaster.
In Pakistan water destroyed things, but in Russia fire destroyed things.
I took these pictures from Yahoo News.