24 Mar '11, 11pm

Myanmar quake update: Officials now say at least 25 people killed and dozens of buildings destroyed

Residents stand outside a building after an earthquake in Hanoi. Witnesses said the tremors were felt in Bangkok, Myanmar and as far away as the Vietnam capital of Hanoi where people were evacuated from tall buildings. --PHOTO: REUTERS YANGON - AT LEAST 25 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed when a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near the Thai border, according to information from officials in both countries on Friday. Tremors spread as far away as Bangkok, almost 800km from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China during the earthquake on Thursday, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8. A Myanmar official warned that there could be 'many more casualties' in the town of Tarlay, close to the epicentre, as he confirmed 11 men and 13 women had been killed when the quake struck. 'Five monasteries and 35 buildings collapsed in the town...

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