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Quake in Mayanmar Kills 41, Injures 48

Yangon (Xinhua): A total of 41 people have so far been killed with 48 injured in a strong quake that struck Myanmar’ s northeastern Shan state Thursday night, the state TV reported in a breaking news Friday.

A total of 244 houses, 14 monasteries and 9 government department buildings were destroyed, the report said.

Relief measures are being taken by the state with rescue team rushing to the scene, the report added.

A strong earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale jolted Loimwe, 56 kilometers southeast of Kengtung in northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night at 20:29:30 hours local time (13:69 GMT).

The quake’s epicenter was about 10 kilometers underground and in the hills of Myanmar bordering Thailand and Laos.

The quake was followed by six after-shocks until Friday morning.

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