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July 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A powerful earthquake rattled northeastern Venezuela on Wednesday, killing at least 36 people, including students who were trapped inside a collapsed school building, and injuring 157 others. The country's worst earthquake in 30 years--with an initial magnitude of 5.5--sent thousands of people fleeing from homes, restaurants and office buildings.
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July 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The toll in a magnitude-6.9 quake that hit the eastern region rose to at least 59 dead and 322 injured, officials said. In Cariaco, about 245 miles east of the capital, Caracas, rescue workers at a school demolished in the earthquake curtailed their search for survivors. At least 40 people died there. In Cumana, about 45 miles west of Cariaco, rescuers used jackhammers and shovels to dig escape paths for survivors pinned under a caved-in building.
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July 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The toll in a magnitude-6.9 quake that hit the eastern region rose to at least 59 dead and 322 injured, officials said. In Cariaco, about 245 miles east of the capital, Caracas, rescue workers at a school demolished in the earthquake curtailed their search for survivors. At least 40 people died there. In Cumana, about 45 miles west of Cariaco, rescuers used jackhammers and shovels to dig escape paths for survivors pinned under a caved-in building.
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July 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
A powerful earthquake rattled northeastern Venezuela on Wednesday, killing at least 36 people, including students who were trapped inside a collapsed school building, and injuring 157 others. The country's worst earthquake in 30 years--with an initial magnitude of 5.5--sent thousands of people fleeing from homes, restaurants and office buildings.
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