April 18 - Pakistan bears brunt of Iranian earthquake in which at least 35 people were killed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A powerful earthquake struck a border area of southeast Iran on Tuesday (April 16) killing at least 35 people in neighbouring Pakistan, destroying hundreds of houses and shaking buildings as far away as India and Gulf Arab states.
Communications with the sparsely-populated desert and mountain region were largely cut off, making it difficult to assess Iranian casualties.
But an Iranian provincial governor later said there were no reports of deaths there so far.
Pakistani officials said at least 30 people were killed and 150 injured in the town of Mashkeel in the south-western Pakistani province of Baluchistan, which borders Iran.
Officials said several hundred houses in the town had caved in.
Pakistani army troops are bringing tents, medicine and medical teams to the region.
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