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10 die in Burma bridge collapse

Rangoon: The tsunami which drove through the Andaman Sea yesterday destroyed a bridge in southeast Burma and killed 10 people and a number of fishing trawlers were missing at sea, a fishing operator said.

The six `men and four women were killed in the coastal town of Kawthaung by a huge wave caused by an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra struck.

"They were killed when a bridge collapsed," said the operator of a fishing company in the town.

Source : Gulf Daily

Two new quakes in Myanmar
30/12/2004 09:46 - (SA)

Bangkok - Thai seismologists said they recorded two earthquakes in neighbouring Myanmar on Thursday morning but neither would spark a tidal wave.

The seismology department said one at 01:07 measured 5.4 on the Richter scale and a second at 01:13 was of 5.6 magnitude.

An official said no tsunami warning was issued because the quakes happened far inland.

Indian Ocean nations are on edge after a huge earthquake off Sumatra last Sunday created a tidal wave which killed tens of thousands of people.

An Indian government warning that high waves could strike again as aftershocks rattled Indonesia sent thousands fleeing in panic on Thursday from the southern coastline. - AFP

Source : News24
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