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Death toll in Pakistan quake jumps to 39

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published September 24, 2013 at 7:57 a.m. Updated September 24, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

ISLAMABAD — An official says the death toll has risen to 39 in a major earthquake in southwestern Pakistan.

The chief spokesman for the country's National Disaster Management Authority, Mirza Kamran Zia, says most of the casualties occurred when houses collapsed on people inside.

Tuesday's quake hit a remote area of Baluchistan province. Baluchistan is the country's largest province but also the least populated.

Pakistani officials put the quake size at magnitude-7.7, while the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. reported the quake as magnitude-7.8.

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JIMBOB47 says... September 24, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.

Quick, Obama... send money that the U.S. doesn't have! Those are your buddies!

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