Pakistan Quake Kills 135, Toll Rising
6.4 quake collapses thousands of huts; death toll expected to soar
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 4:02 AM CDT
Map locates epicenter of a strong earthquake in Pakistan.
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(Newser) – A 6.4 quake rocked southwest Pakistan early this morning, killing more than 135 people, AFP reports. Pakistan has sent troops to the region to provide assistance and expects the death toll to rise steeply. Most of the deaths were in remote villages in the Afghanistan border region, where mud huts collapsed and tremors sent boulders crashing down slopes.