Pakistan: Quake toll at 38,000

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That is an increase of more than 13,000 on its former estimate. At least 1,400 died in Indian-administered Kashmir.

In some of the areas worst affected, heavy rain and strong winds temporarily grounded helicopter flights.

UN top relief co-ordinator, Jan Egeland, has said billions of dollars will be needed for the aid effort.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced an aid package worth $133m for Pakistan.

The Dalai Lama expressed his sorrow at the earthquake and pledged $23,000 in aid for Pakistan and $12,000 to India.