The BBC reports that Pakistan is going to rebuild the city of Balakot, which was devastated by a magnitude-7.6 earthquake last October. Home to over 300,000 people before the quake, the city sat on a major seismic fault. The quake killed more than 70,000 throughout the region, and left 3,000,000 homeless.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
Pakistan Rebuilds Balakot - the Smart Way
But Pakistan is being smart about this.
Balakot will be rebuilt - but it will be rebuilt to modern, earthquake-resistant standards.
Even more importantly, it will be rebuilt somewhere safer.
Hey, New Orleans, are you listening?
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