AirSource Responds to Earthquake

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AirSource Responds to Earthquake

Postby AS380 Mark Richards » 27 Oct 2015 09:46

AirSource has been mobilised to assist Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan.

Tremors from the quake were also felt in northern India and Tajikistan.

At least 12 of the victims were Afghan schoolgirls killed in a crush as they tried to get out of their building.

The earthquake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad, the US Geological Survey reported.

The death toll is set to rise as the most severely affected areas are very remote and communications have been cut off.

In Pakistan, the death toll has risen to at least 214, in the northern mountainous areas.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province alone, authorities said at least 179 people were known to have died, and more than 1,800 were injured.

Deaths and injuries have also been reported in the Afghan provinces of Nangarhar, Badakhshan and Kunar, with at least 52 killed in total.

AirSource have been contracted to fly the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter around the region to transport much needed food and medical supplies and a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III to bring supplies into the area.

To book and fly these important missions visit the Humanitarian section of the Bid Division.

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