The European Union on Monday announced a further €80m ($95m, £54m) in Kashmir earthquake aid as relief workers in the region warned of doubts about Pakistan's ability to distribute emergency supplies.

The EU had already earmarked a separate €13.6m in emergency aid.

About €30m of the new aid will go to immediate relief of earthquake survivors, with the rest for long-term rebuilding.

Louis Michel, EU development commissioner, said: “With winter just around the corner, a second humanitarian disaster looms for the 4m people without a roof over their heads and the 70,000 injured people needing medical attention.”

In Pakistan, western officials said the deaths of local government staff in the earthquake was hampering relief efforts.

The warning from western experts comes as Pakistani officials prepare to meet donors in Geneva on Wednesday to discuss reconstruction needs, estimated at more than $5bn (€4.2bn, £2.8bn).

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