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Pakistan's Musharraf Says Quake Death Toll Likely to Rise

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the death toll from last week's massive earthquake will probably go beyond the 38,000 announced by his government.

General Musharraf told a news conference Saturday that rescue efforts are continuing even though there is only a slim chance of finding any more survivors, eight days after the 7.6 magnitude quake.

Army officials say the death toll rose to 38,000 after they pulled more bodies from the rubble and reached remote areas hit by the earthquake. Another 1,400 people died in Indian Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a 5.0 magnitude aftershock shook Pakistan Saturday north of Islamabad, in the region hardest hit by the quake.

Pakistani officials say rain in the area forced them to briefly ground helicopters that had been dropping relief supplies and food to survivors. The disaster left more than two million people homeless.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.