More than 300 dead in Afghan earthquake, and relief may be days away

October 27, 2015 3:03 PM

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Rescuers were struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday as officials said the combined death toll rose to 339.

Afghan authorities were scrambling to access the hardest-hit areas near the epicenter. Teams on foot were sent to the most remote regions to assess damage and casualties, but air relief drops were not expected to begin for some days.

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