Earthquake in Pakistan leaves 349 dead


At least 349 Pakistani citizens lie dead in the rubble of the houses and buildings in the middle eastern country.  While many people have been evacuated, many are still stranded and even buried.  Officials are currently searching for victims and slowly trying to piece back together their cities.

The quake struck at 4:29 p.m., Pakistan local time on Tuesday afternoon, September 24, at a magnitude of 7.7.  The depth of the quake was as deep as nine miles at its most affected areas.  As a result, an island rose out of the waters of the Arabian Sea.  The small, rocky island rose up a few miles off the coast of Pakistan.  In one of the Pakistani districts, at least thirty percent of the houses caved in.

Officials will continue to search the rubble for survivors while others continue to evacuate the devastated areas.