파키스탄은 지난달 발생한 지진으로 인한 공식 사망자 수가 7만3천276명에 달한다고 발표했습니다.

파키스탄 정부의 구호활동 책임자인 파루크 아메드 칸 소장은 또 10월8일 발생한 지진으로 6만9천여명이 부상했다고 말했습니다.

한편 미군은 파키스탄 북부지역에서 헬리콥터를 이용한 구호 활동을 재개했다고 말했습니다. 이보다 하루 전에 미군은 구호품을 전달하는 헬리콥터가 로켓 발사 수류탄 공격을 받았다고 밝혔습니다.

 

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Pakistan has officially raised the death toll from last month's massive earthquake to 73,276.

The country's head of relief operations, Major-General Farooq Ahmed Khan, said Wednesday the October 8th quake also left more than 69-thousand people injured.

On Tuesday, government officials had put the death toll at 57,600, with most fatalities registered in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. General Khan gave no reason for the abrupt increase in the death toll, but Pakistani officials say it could rise further.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military said it resumed helicopter relief flights in northern Pakistan, one day after one of its aircraft is believed to have come under fire.

U.S. officials say a suspected rocket-propelled grenade was fired on Tuesday at a helicopter delivering relief aid, causing no damage or injuries.

Pakistani officials said the helicopter crew probably heard dynamite being used to clear landslides triggered by the quake.