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Strong Quake In Myanmar Kills More Than 40


A strong earthquake in northeastern Myanmar has killed more than 40 people.

The overnight quake, measured at a magnitude 6.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey, was centered just north of the town Tachileik in the mountains along the Thai border.

But it was felt hundreds kilometers away in the Thai capital, Bangkok, and Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.

Myanmar state radio announced that 41 people had been killed and 48 injured in the quake.

It said 244 houses, 14 Buddhist monasteries, and nine government buildings were damaged.

compiled from agency reports
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