Huckabee Visits Earthquake Relief Site in Pakistan

JANUARY 26, 2006 - Posted at 3:07 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee got a first-hand look at the devastation from last year's powerful Pakistan earthquake while visiting troops today.

Huckabee, who left on a surprise trip for Iraq on Sunday, flew from Kuwait into Islamabad today to see relief efforts from the October earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people.

Huckabee says the scope of the damage is impossible to convey with words or pictures.  He says the earthquake generated huge landslides and other damage to a tremendous scale.

Huckabee said he flew in a Chinook helicopter over one village that once housed 20,000 people but is now buried under a landslide.

Huckabee said he met two young Marines from Arkansas while visiting the relief efforts in Pakistan.

For security reasons, the governor's office won't say when Huckabee is due back in Arkansas.

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