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At Least 13 Killed In Karachi Landslide


Pakistan -- A Pakistani mourner talks on a mobile phone at the site of a landslide in Karachi, October 13, 2015

At least 13 people, including several children, have been killed when a landslide hit three makeshift homes in a slum in Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

Police said the incident took place early on October 13 when a mass of mud and rocks crashed down a hill into camps in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh Province.

Women and children were among the dead and injured.

State-run TV said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed grief over the incident and instructed authorities to aid the families of the victims.

Karachi is Pakistan's largest city and many poor laborers working there live in slums and makeshift homes near hills.

Based on reporting by AP and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

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