Hundreds queue for food after Spanish earthquake

May 12, 2011 10:21

LORCA, Spain - Hundreds of people queued for food on Thursday from emergency workers in the Spanish town of Lorca, prevented from returning to their homes damaged by an unusually strong earthquake that killed eight people.

The mayor of the southern town, Francisco Jodar, told reporters as many as a third of Lorca's 90,000 residents spent the night outdoors after Wednesday's 5.3 magnitude earthquake.

The number of fatalities was revised down from an earlier report of 10.

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