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Russia erects mobile hospital to help Pakistani earthquake victims


MUZAFFARABAD (Pakistan), October 13 (RIA Novosti, Grigory Dubovitsky) - Russian Emergency Situations Ministry workers set up a mobile hospital Thursday in the Pakistani city of Muzaffarabad to help victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the region five days ago.

The hospital, staffed by 20 doctors and 15 support personnel, will be providing medical assistance to local residents for the next two weeks.

Teams of Russian rescue workers are continuing the search for possible survivors buried in the rubble in various districts and suburbs of the city.

The 7.6 earthquake hit South Asia Saturday, killing between 30,000 and 40,000 people in Pakistan alone.

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