ASIAN religious leaders from across Southampton will meet this weekend to launch a fundraising campaign for survivors of the Indian earthquake.

Members from the city's four Gurdwara temples will discuss the disaster and find ways of raising cash.

Friday's quake was the biggest in India for around 50 years and up to 100,000 people are feared dead.

The tragedy has shocked Southamp-ton's Asian community and temples across the city are opening their doors to take in supplies and donations.

Harjap Singh, general secretary of the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Peterborough Road, said: "We will be looking to do what we can because it's affected so many people.

"Obviously the community here is shocked.

"A lot of money is needed to help re-build people's lives and we will be doing our utmost to help.

"If anyone wants to donate thing then we will be very pleased to take them, but money will travel quicker we feel."

The earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, affected the state of Gujarat.

Mr Singh said: "It's not just Hindus there, there's Christians and many other communities.

"To us, we treat everybody as human beings, whatever faith.

"We've not had any reports at the temple of people having families involved in the disaster.

"But everyone has feelings about what has happened."

The temple welcomes any donations for survivors, from supplies like blankets and clothes to money.

The Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Onlslow Road and the Vedic Society Temple in Radcliffe Road are also collecting supplies.

Cash donations over the phone can be made to the British Red Cross on 08705 125125.

Donations can be sent to the British Red Cross, Source 13101, Freepost, Mid 21782, Halesowen B63 3BR.

Money can also be dropped off at Monksbrook newsagents, Hursley Road, Chandler's Ford.