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Pakistan : North-West Frontier Province

9.2 km (5.7 miles) SE of Mirabat, N.W.F.P., Pakistan
Approx. altitude: 2356 m (7729 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 107°W

Accuracy: 5.2 km (3.2 mi)
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#2: People in a small town on the way up to Shera Kot.  Ali, one of UNJLC's drivers, is in the back. #3: There isn't much of a road.  It was just wide enough for our Land Rover.  We saw evidence of frequent rockfalls and slides that had been cleared. #4: We were invited in for tea and the owner of the house coaxed one of his little girls out for a photo.  She wasn't too happy about it though.

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  35°N 73°E (incomplete) 

#1: The village of Shera Kot.  The jumbles of lumber are structures destroyed in the earthquake.

(visited by CJ Hendrix and Naimat Ali)

08-Mar-2006 -- This confluence attempt was made as part of a mission to assess and map the road to Shera Kot. As part of the relief effort in response to the October 8, 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan, helicopters were being used to deliver aid to the Shera Kot area. We wanted to determine to what extent road transport could be used instead. Our mission was a success in that we mapped the road, but it didn't put us within striking distance of the confluence. Due to security restrictions, we had to return to our base before nightfall which did not leave us enough time to walk to the confluence. The UN Joint Logistics Center is responsible for mapping and assessing infrastructure in the Pakistan operation. For more detail on this trip, see the April 8 2006 entry at http://cjhendrix.blogspot.com For more information about UNJLC see http://www.unjlc.org


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#1: The village of Shera Kot. The jumbles of lumber are structures destroyed in the earthquake.
#2: People in a small town on the way up to Shera Kot. Ali, one of UNJLC's drivers, is in the back.
#3: There isn't much of a road. It was just wide enough for our Land Rover. We saw evidence of frequent rockfalls and slides that had been cleared.
#4: We were invited in for tea and the owner of the house coaxed one of his little girls out for a photo. She wasn't too happy about it though.
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