A little over two weeks since a 100 or more people died during a violent earthquake in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan, new tremors are being experienced by frightened villagers in the same area.
GV Gupis Valley, Pakistan
LV & SV Wrecked houses (2 shots)
SV Villagers gather
SV Wounded villager carried to helicopter
AV Gupis Valley
SV & CU Injured in hospital beds (4 shots)
CU PAN Foodstuffs for distribution to villagers
LV & CU Mayor distributing food & clothing to crowds (4 shots)
Initials SGM/2245 SGM/2237
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Background: A little over two weeks since a 100 or more people died during a violent earthquake in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan, new tremors are being experienced by frightened villagers in the same area.
Three people were seriously hurt in Haripur on Wednesday (27 Sept) as the rocking ground split buildings walls and caused ceilings to fall in. Strong tremors were also fold in the twin cities of Rewalpindi and Islamabad.
But in the Gupis Valley, which suffered particularly badly during the initial earthquake earlier in September, only minor tremors have bee experienced. And despite transport difficulties, relief supplies are plentiful.
SYNOPSIS: Here in Gupis Valley, North Pakistan, and in neighbouring areas, over a hundred people died and many more were injured in a severe earthquake early in September. Now new tremors are being felt in the north, and on Wednesday three people were hurt in Haripur as walls cracked and ceilings collapsed with the rocking of the ground beneath. Lesser tremors have also been experienced in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. But so far the Gupis Valley itself has had no more serious earth-quakes, and work goes ahead rebuilding houses for the thousands left homeless since the earlier disaster. The hundreds of injured are being nursed back to health.
Despite severe transport problems, relief supplies are getting through to the stricken northern regions in adequate ???uanties. So are clothes ad materials for the rebuilding of homes, plus vaccines to inoculate villagers against possible epidemics. Nevertheless, the fear is that rumblings felt faintly underground in Gupis Valley might be the hint of more serious tremors.....and death...to come.