Sunday, March 27, 2011

Earth Quake Kills 74 In Burma

A magnitude-6.8 convulsion dead at atomic 74 bodies in northeast Myanmar and one in Thailand, admiral said Friday.

About 74 bodies died and 111 were afflicted in Tarli and Tachilek towns, abreast the Myanmar-Thai bound in Myanmar's Shan state, and destroyed 244 houses, nine government offices and 14 Buddhist monasteries, government-run Myanmar television reported.

The epicentre of the convulsion was about 50 km arctic of Tachilek, a bound boondocks 680 km arctic of Bangkok.

Myanmar Minister for Social Welfare, Abatement and Resettlement Maung Maung Shwe was reportedly en avenue to the quake-hit breadth for an appraisal tour.

The Myanmar Red Cross and Crescent Society has accomplished 1,000 abatement bales to the area, but admission to the arena is difficult.

'It takes about four canicule to ability the afflicted breadth by car from Yangon and there are flights alert a anniversary into Tachilek's airport,' aid accumulation Medecins Sans Frontieres said in a statement.

There were no letters on casualties in Yangon and Naypyitaw, Myanmar's above and accepted capitals, respectively.

The convulsion addled at 8.25 p.m. (1355 GMT) Thursday, with its epicentre in northeast Myanmar, 589 km northeast of Yangon, and 772 km arctic of Bangkok, according to the US Geological Survey.

In Chiang Rai, Thailand, Hong Khamping, 55, died back a accurate bank in her home burst on top of her. The bank was ailing constructed, Thai admiral said.

'There were no added deaths or injuries in arctic Thailand,' said Chiatha Mositrat, arch of the Chiang Rai Disaster Prevention Office.

Tourists in Chiang Rai, including associates of the Syrian triathlon team, abandoned their auberge apartment for several hours.


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