International media, government and local sources are reporting contradictive number of deaths in 24th September earthquake. According the NDMA, total death toll is 375, Reuters reported 515 and a careful estimation of local sources[i] indicate the death toll will rise in coming days and may cross one thousand.
Estimated of directly affected families have reached to 37000 (32000 in Awaran and 5000 in Kech) while the number of affected population has reached to 185000 people.
Awaran Disaster Response Forum decided to act as a local coordination body so that duplication of efforts and wastage of resources can be avoided and decided to meet on daily basis at 19:00pm in Awaran City. Field office of SPO is sharing the data of rapid assessment of 4 UCs (Teertaj, Ghiskor, Pawar, Awaran) of tehsil Awaran, data showed significant damages in the area and total 11112 houses have been completely or partly damaged.
UC Dandar of Kech district is situated 145 Km in north east of Turbat city and SPO is the first organization that approached the area and captured a snapshot of the damaged done so far. In Dandar UC of district Kech, there are 24 villages and number of affected population is 5442. 41 deaths and 177 persons with compound injuries and fractured bones were also recorded during the assessment. Affected population is forced live in the open, shelter/tents, food, NFI and medical assistance are the immediate needs.