Official: Pakistani quake death toll rises to 34

Associated Press
People evacuate buildings and gather on road after a tremor of an earthquake was felt in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flatted homes and offices Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least tens of people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi and the skyscrapers in Dubai and Bahrain. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A military official says the death toll in Pakistan from a major earthquake that shook both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border has risen to 34.

The Pakistani military official says at least 80 were also injured in Tuesday's quake.

He says all of the dead and injured so far were in the Pakistani town of Mashkal.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military policy.

The earthquake measured a magnitude of 7.7 and flattened homes and offices on both sides of the border. It was centered near the Iranian town of Saravan, about 50 kilometers (26 miles) from the border.

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