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6.6 quake kills more than 50

World Briefing / KYRGYZSTAN

October 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A powerful earthquake struck the mountains near Kyrgyzstan's border with Tajikistan, killing 58 people, injuring 50 and destroying more than 100 buildings in Nura village in southern Kyrgyzstan, emergency officials said.

No damage or casualties elsewhere were reported.

The magnitude 6.6 quake's epicenter was in Kyrgyzstan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Kyrgyzstan said the epicenter was in Tajikistan.

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