Injured Pakistanis are treated in a hospital following an earthquake in Peshawar on October 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HASHAM AHMED
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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 from the previous day's earthquake rose to 311 .According to Afghan and Pakistani officials, 237 people died in Pakistan and 74 in Afghanistan in the magnitude-7.5 More than 2,000 people were injured in Monday's temblor, which also damaged nearly 2,500 homes in Pakistan, officials said.Bajur tribal region bordering Afghanistan was also affected by the quake, with dozens of homes damaged in other tribal regions.A magnitude-7.6 quake hit Pakistan on Oct. 8, 2005, killing more than 80,000 people and leaving more than 3 million homeless, most of them in the northwest of the country and in the divided region of Kashmir.That quake was much shallower than Monday's -- 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the surface, compared to the depth of 213 kilometers (130 miles) on Monday -- and thus caused greater damage, said Mohammad Hanif, an official at the Meteorological Department.
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