Thursday, March 24, 2011

Breaking: 6.8 Earthquake in Burma (Myanmar)

 This is breaking news. We have word of a large earthquake in Southeast Asia. The epicenter appears to be in Burma and registers a 6.8 on the Richter scale. The military dictatorship of that country calls it 'Myanmar.'

The quake hit in an area where Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from Chiang Rai. The northern Thai city sustained minor damage, according to Thai television.
A woman in an area north of Chiang Rai, just two miles (four kilometers) from the border, died when a brick wall collapsed on her, according to police Capt. Weerapon Samranjai.
"It was like somebody was running on the roof. Everybody was in a panic. They came out of their houses and wondered what happened," said Maj. Gen. Mongkol Sampawapon, a police chief from another district near Chiang Rai.

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