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12 Killed in New Earthquake in Pakistan



Another major earthquake has hit southwestern Pakistan, in the the same area where a devastating quake killed hundreds of people four days earlier.

Early reports say at least 12 people were killed in Saturday's quake in the Awaran district of Baluchistan province.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake as 6.8 magnitude, while the Pakistani Meteorological Department measured it at 7.2 magnitude. The earthquake brought down more buildings amid ongoing search and rescue efforts.

The 7.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the area Tuesday leveled thousands of dwellings, burying many people under rubble.



Baluchistan is home to several Baluch nationalist groups that demand greater rights and a share of gas and mineral revenues.

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