Earthquake in central China kills 14, injures 377

November 26, 2005 09:33


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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of central China on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 377, the government said. The official Xinhua News Agency said the quake happened at 8:49 a.m. (2449 GMT), with the epicenter in central Jiangxi province's Ruichang city near the border of Hubei province. Houses containing a total of 1,300 rooms were toppled and 129,000 rooms were damaged, Xinhua said. Earthquake damage in China is reported by number of rooms damaged, not structures.

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