- Title: Burials for victims begin as death toll mounts in Pakistan earthquake
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: BODY OF SAJID
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 09:51
- Keywords: Pakistan earthquake Kashmir death toll burials Jatlan Azad disasters
- Location: JATLAN, MIRPUR DISTRICT, AZAD, KASHMIR, PAKISTAN
- City: JATLAN, MIRPUR DISTRICT, AZAD, KASHMIR, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Earthquakes/Volcanoes/Tsunami
- Reuters ID: LVA002AY5M153
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
The death toll has risen to at least 25 people from an earthquake that struck Pakistani Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday (September 25), as residents mourned their dead and rescue work continued.
Tuesday's (September 24) earthquake leveled homes and shops and split open roads in an area between the towns of Jhelum and Mirpur to the north, part of which is in Pakistan's portion of the disputed territory of Kashmir.
In a town in Mirpur district, more than 200 people gathered to attend the funeral of a child who was killed in the earthquake. Women grieved around the bed where the child's body lay covered in a blanket.
Many people from the area slept outdoors overnight and some were returning home on Wednesday to collect belongings and inspect damage.
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