27 Mar '11, 6am

Rescuers struggle in quake-hit Myanmar

Rescuers struggle in quake-hit Myanmar

TARLAY, Myanmar: Rescue teams struggled Sunday to reach those affected by a powerful earthquake that struck Myanmar's east three days ago, as aid workers feared the death toll would increase. Officials say 75 people were killed by the 6.8 magnitude quake that hit near the borders with Thailand and Laos late on Thursday, reducing homes and government buildings to rubble and affecting thousands of people. "As we learn more it appears that the casualty figures will continue to increase," an aid worker in the country told AFP, asking not to be named. Tachileik town and nearby Tarlay and Mong Lin in Myanmar's Shan state appeared to have been most severely affected by the quake, which was felt as far away as the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. "We don't know how many people were affected yet. We are still trying to get the figures," a Myanmar official said on Sunday. "Transportation i...

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Rescuers struggle to reach Myanmar quake areas

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