19 Apr 2013

Pakistan army appeals for quake help

11:22 am on 19 April 2013

The Pakistan army has asked aid agencies to help with relief efforts in an area hit by a powerful earthquake.

Troops were deployed after the 7.8-magnitude quake struck over the border in Iran on Tuesday, affecting the Mashkel area of Pakistan's Balochistan province.

The quake killed 35 people in Pakistan.

An army spokesman says the army alone does not have the capacity to provide relief in the weeks ahead.

The National Disaster Management Authority says 150 people were injured and thousands have been left homeless .

In Iran, media reports say one person was killed there.