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Kjeld is in Pakistan

Thursday, October 13, 2005 Posted: 12:22 AM JST

Dear readers,

I am in the disaster area in Pakistan at the moment reporting on the aftermath of the horrible earthquake here. I have covered many earthquakes in quite a few countries over the past 10 years, but this must be the worst one I have seen so far.

At the moment I am camping at Balakot, or what is left over of that city. I haven't seen a building yet that survived. Everything is flattened. It is impossible to know how many people died here. To give you an idea of the uncertainty, estimates vary from 20 percent to 90 percent of the inhabitants dead. Just looking at the devastation I find it impossible to imagine anybody could get out alive.

I will try to post some info about the South Asia Earthquake here once in a while. So do check out the site every so often.

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