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IN BRIEF / ALGERIA

Another Aftershock Hits; No One Killed

May 30, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Traumatized Algerians fled the capital, Algiers, and other built-up areas as a fourth earthquake in little more than a week rocked the country. The magnitude 5.8 temblor hit before dawn on the Mediterranean coast, where a quake of magnitude 6.8 killed more than 2,200 people last week.

Some people were injured and more buildings fell, but there were no deaths in the latest quake. Tens of thousands are now sleeping outdoors in Algiers and the quake zone to its east.

Hundreds remain unaccounted for since the original quake May 21.

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