Officials in Pakistan say the death toll from a strong earthquake in southwestern Pakistan has risen to over 300. Officials made the announcement early Wednesday, September 25 after scores of mud houses collapsed in the mountainous Awaran district of Baluchistan province near the Iranian border.
Pakistani officials say the massive earthquake that struck the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province was strong enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast, Sept. 25, 2013.
Villagers look for belongings amid the rubble of their destroyed homes following an earthquake in the remote district of Awaran, Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Sept. 25, 2013.
Army troops leave Karachi, Pakistan heading for an earthquake-affected area in the Baluchistan province, Sept. 25, 2013.
Survivors collect their belongings near the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following an earthquake in the town of Awaran, southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, Sept. 25, 2013.