A WHOLE generation had been wiped out in the areas most devastated by the weekend's huge quake in Pakistan, a military spokesman said today, as UNICEF estimated up to 40,000 had been killed in the disaster.
The roads leading into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir - the area worst affected by Saturday's 7.6 magnitude quake - were blocked by landslides.
Power and water supplies were down, hospitals and schools destroyed.
A senior official said the quake had killed between 30,000 and 40,000 people in Pakistan and injured another 60,000.
This has been a horrible tradgedy, the scale of which we probably can't imagine here in the west. Katrina killed around 1000 people and was the worst natural disaster in this country in my lifetime.