Appeals for supplies
October 28, 2015 4:58 am
Desperate survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan have appealed for food and blankets as harsh weather, rugged terrain and pockets of militancy hamper rescue efforts.
The Afghan Taliban urged relief agencies to push ahead with aid deliveries to victims of Monday’s powerful earthquake, which destroyed thousands of homes, triggered landslides and stampedes, and knocked out communication lines.
Mass burial ceremonies were conducted in both countries as officials warned that the death toll could spike as entire communities remain inaccessible amid freezing winter conditions.