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A Pakistani boy holds his young brother in the rubble of collapsed houses in the quake-hit village of Gandao around 20 kilometers from Shangla in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on October 27, 2015. Rescuers were picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 350 people. The toll was expected to rise as search teams reach remote areas that were cut off by Monday's powerful 7.5 magnitude quake, which triggered landslides and stampedes as it toppled buildings and severed communication lines. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani boy holds his young brother in the rubble of collapsed houses in the quake-hit village of Gandao around 20 kilometers from Shangla in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on October 27, 2015. Rescuers were picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 350 people. The toll was expected to rise as search teams reach remote areas that were cut off by Monday's powerful 7.5 magnitude quake, which triggered landslides and stampedes as it toppled buildings and severed communication lines. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/Getty Images)
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Crews are struggling to reach some of the remote regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan struck by yesterday's earthquake. The death toll from the quake is now more than 300.

Afghan authorities are scrambling to access the hardest-hit areas near the epicenter, 45 miles south of Fayzabad, the capital of Badakhshan province. In Pakistan, the Swat Valley and areas in the mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were also hit hard by the quake.

NPR's Phillip Reeves joins Here & Now's Robin Young with the latest.

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This segment aired on October 27, 2015.

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