Bad Weather Halts Quake Relief Effort

From Times Wire Reports

Rain and snow grounded relief flights and triggered several landslides in Pakistan's earthquake zone, cutting off some remote villages and towns, officials said.

Moderate to heavy snow was expected over the next four to five days and could disrupt the international relief effort underway since the Oct. 8 quake killed more than 80,000 people, according to the national Meteorological Department.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who has been appointed the U.N. special envoy for the relief operation, is expected to visit the area this week.

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