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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 16:03 GMT 17:03 UK
Missing people: Indian-administered Kashmir
More than 19,000 people are feared dead in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake struck the region.

The BBC News website has received messages from people concerned about the whereabouts of families and friends who live in or are visiting the region.

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Here are the appeals received:

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I am desperate of news of my brother's family: Jahanzeb Khan, his wife: Mariam Khan and two small children Hamza and Hassan Khan. If anyone knows anything about them, please get in touch via BBC. May Allah (SWT) keep all safe and give the families the strength to cope with their losses.
Shiraz, London

I am searching for news on my father Quyyam Meboua Rana, I am not entirely sure what area he was in at the time of the earthquake. I would be grateful for any news anyone may have on him.
Helen Heydon, Dorset, England

I am looking for my daughter, Tahnee Lee Christian a 20-year-old Australian. She was heading for the Himalayas from I think Srinagar last Thursday and we have not heard from her since then. Please if anyone has any news get in touch.
Lynn Christian, Australia

I would like to have news and know that Abdul Hamid Khan and all his family in Rainawari, Srinagar are safe and well.
Julie, Brighton, UK

Looking for news of Bashir Ahmad Tantray and extended family in Mamoosa, near Baramulla. Many thanks
James, London, UK

Looking for news of my brother who is staying on a house boat on Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Joan Heffernan, Roadwater, Somerset, UK

I'm looking for word regarding Beth Alison Heath and Irfan Kawasi, travelling in the Kashmir area.
Lindy, Austin, Texas, USA

I would like to know about the safety/welfare of M/S Feroz- ud-din and Ab Rashid and their twenty odd field staff, all hailing from various villages of Uri, Indian-administered Kashmir, who were working under me in nineties when I headed the Mechanical Investigation Division, Power Development Corporation, J&K, Srinagar, Kashmir. M/S Ajit Singh Mastana/ Mushtaq Tibat Bakal/ Tulip, wherever you are, kindly inform if you have any knowledge.
P.N.Raina , California, USA

I am seeking information on the well being Ahmed Shah Gillani and Munni Begum, Baramulla District, J&K.
Reyaz Gillani, Chicago USA

Desperately trying to find news of my friend Amy Potter who is in Kashmir somewhere. Please any news of her can someone contact us we are all very worried for her. She is 30 years old, English rose complexion, titian hair and dresses always in traditional Indian dress.
Gina Sutton, Combe Martin, UK

I have friends in the small village of Padum south of Kargil, between Srinigar and Leh in the Jammu-Kashmir district. Is there a map that would indicate whether that area was hit and how badly?
Linda Chandler, Bisbee, AZ, USA

Ian Thacker, from Colorado, was travelling through India in the Kashmir region, reportedly into The Himalayas during the earthquake and hasn't been heard from since. If anyone has any direct or secondary information, please get in contact. Many Thanks, Ian's friends and family.
Janet Feder, Denver, Colorado, USA

I would like to know the well being of Reyaz Ahmad Hakeem and his family from Natipora, Srinagar.
Sangeeta, Pennsylvania, USA

I want to know if Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat and his family, of Chaudery Bagh, Rainawari, Srinagar, are alive and safe.
Fiona Cowieson, Dunfermline, Scotland

How do we find out about British/Welsh survivors in Indian-administered Kashmir? My brother Geriant is out there, we have heard nothing (as I'm sure have many). But who do we contact for advice? how to find him, what is being done - which looks like hardly anything where he is till Monday. Please can you help?
Victoria, Oswestry, Shropshire

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