October 30, 2015
WHAT: In light of a recent earthquake that struck near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and resulted in more than 340 fatalities and 2,000 injuries, the Pakistani Student Association at Texas Tech University will hold a candlelight vigil to show its support and solidarity with those affected by this tragedy.
The earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, resulting in more than 340 fatalities, a number likely grow as more rubble is cleared. Though the earthquake’s epicenter was in Afghanistan, the majority of deaths reported have been in Pakistan.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30)
WHERE: Memorial Circle
WHO: The Pakistani Student Association is a newly-formed student organization at Texas Tech. The candlelight vigil is open to the community.
CONTACT: Richard Verrone, graduate studies coordinator, Department of History, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8399 or email@example.com
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