VP Condoles Pakistan over Deadly Earthquake
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri expressed condolences over the death of scores of Pakistanis in the recent earthquakes jolted the southwestern Pakistan.
In a message to Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Shari on Wednesday, Jahangiri expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of lives and destruction as a result of major earthquake in Pakistan.
The death toll from a strong quake that hit southwest Pakistan last week rose to 376 on Tuesday as relief work in the shattered area continued.
The deadly 7.7 magnitude quake shook the province of Balochistan on September 24, making more than 100,000 people homeless. A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the area again on Saturday, killing at least 22 people.
The September 24 quake was Pakistan’s deadliest since the Kashmir tremor of 2005 which killed 73,000.