Miracle Rescues in Pakistan
VILLAGERS MOVE CONCRETE BY HAND TO RESCUE SCHOOL CHILDREN,
KASHMIRI PAKISTAN IS OVERWHELMED WITH THE DESTRUCTION,
Death Toll may reach 40,000!
Indian boys collect money for the victims of the earthquake from visitors at a makeshift community place of worship for the Hindu goddess Durga in Kolkata, 10 October 2005, the second day of Durga festival. (AFP)
India is dispatching a planeload of about 25 tons of food, tents, medicine and other supplies for possible delivery by Tuesday. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri said there was no problem accepting aid from its rival.
“When it is a question of tragedy of this magnitude, it’s not a question of one-upmanship,” Kasuri said in an interview with India’s New Delhi Television. “That is why the president of Pakistan has gone on record as having said that we aren’t going to stand on ceremony.”
India and Pakistan are but the latest countries to smooth over differences, taking diplomacy to another level when faced with disaster.
A Pakistani woman cradles her injured daughter while waiting for rescue along with thousands of residents in the completely destroyed town of Balakot in the North Western Frontier Province. Rescue teams raced to find survivors in the rubble and comfort the suffering as Pakistan said the death toll from the weekend earthquake could hit 40,000. (AFP)
HERE is a link to the Salvation Army South Asia donation site.