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Rain Hampers Pakistan Relief Efforts


Rescuers in Pakistan were struggling to deliver relief supplies to earthquake victims, as a tremor rattled parts of the country Tuesday, causing new fears but no apparent damage.

Heavy rains delayed some helicopters from flying into towns and villages that remain inaccessible by road. Thousands of people without food, water and other basic supplies fled the city of Muzaffarabad, where the earthquake was centered.

Pakistani officials said some 50-thousand troops are fanning out in Pakistani Kashmir to help those left homeless by the quake, which killed 23-thousand people. Rescuers in Islamabad pulled to safety an elderly woman and her daughter, who had been trapped in the rubble of an apartment building.

Across the line of control, in Indian Kashmir, officials say the quake death toll has surpassed 14-hundred people, and could rise further. India's military is leading rescue operations and the distribution of supplies to affected areas.

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