Pakistanis struggle for food, shelter after quake
DALBADI, Pakistan (AP) - Survivors built makeshift shelters with sticks and bedsheets on Wednesday, a day after their mud houses were flattened in an earthquake that killed 285 people in south-western Pakistan and pushed a new island up out of the Arabian Sea.
While waiting for help to reach remote villages, hungry people dug through the rubble to find food. And the country's poorest province struggled with a dearth of medical supplies, hospitals and other aid.
The quake flattened wide swathes of Awaran district, where it was centered, leaving much of the population homeless.
Almost all of the 300 mud-brick homes in the village of Dalbadi were destroyed. Noor Ahmad said he was working when the quake struck and rushed home to find his house leveled and his wife and son dead.