A view of rescue and relief operation by Pakistan Army continues in the earthquake affected areas of Balochistan. — Photo by APP

RAWALPINDI: Rescue and relief operations continue in the earthquake affected areas of Balochistan conducted by Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps personnel, army sources said on Thursday.

So far 23 wounded persons have been evacuated from Mashkel to Quetta and Dalbandin by Army helicopters.

At least 2800 kilograms of food items, 1200 kilograms  medicine, 300 blankets and 80 tents have been distributed among the afectees so far.

A field medical facility comprising  eight Doctors and 15 Para Medics are providing medical treatment to injured in Mashkel.

It is worth mentioning here that 550 troops of Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps personnel are undertaking rescue operation in earthquake affected areas since 16 April 13.

Mashkel is a remote village close to the Pakistan-Iran border and is the worst affected by the earthquake. It has a population of around 40,000.

The remote village was badly affected by the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Iran, which sent tremors across the border and saw most of it’s mud houses and shops destroyed.

Forty people have been reported to have been killed while over 100 are injured. Military helicopters have airlifted some 20 critically injured to CMH Quetta.

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