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Quake Strikes Remote Kyrgyz Village

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A helicopter from the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry flies to the devastated village of Nura. - A Russian NTV channel television grab shows a Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry helicopter at an unnamed location near Osh flying to the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district on October 6, 2008. A strong earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan, killing 65 people mainly in a remote village near the border with China that rescuers were racing to reach, officials said.
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A helicopter from the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry flies to the devastated village of Nura. - A Russian NTV channel television grab shows a Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry helicopter at an unnamed location near Osh flying to the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district on October 6, 2008. A strong earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan, killing 65 people mainly in a remote village near the border with China that rescuers were racing to reach, officials said.

More than 125 homes collapsed in Nura, a remote village near Kyrgyzstan's border with China. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : Homes are collapsed at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.
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More than 125 homes collapsed in Nura, a remote village near Kyrgyzstan's border with China. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : Homes are collapsed at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.

A man stands near a house in Nura destroyed by the 6.6-magnitude earthquake. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz man stands near a destroyed house at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range
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A man stands near a house in Nura destroyed by the 6.6-magnitude earthquake. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz man stands near a destroyed house at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range

A man is comforted by rescue personnel. - Caption : A Kyrgyz man cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.
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A man is comforted by rescue personnel. - Caption : A Kyrgyz man cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.

Residents are overwhelmed by the loss of life. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz man cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range. A
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Residents are overwhelmed by the loss of life. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz man cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range. A

At least 72 people died in the earthquake, 41 of them reportedly children. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz woman cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.
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At least 72 people died in the earthquake, 41 of them reportedly children. - KYRGYZSTAN, NURA : A Kyrgyz woman cries at the site of a major earthquake in Nura on October 6, 2008. Rescuers raced to reach a remote village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday after a strong earthquake killed at least 72 people in a mountainous area near the border with China, officials said. The quake late Sunday, which measured magnitude 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), razed the village of Nura in the isolated Alaisky district, high in the Tian Shan mountain range.

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