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Deadly quake leaves 10 dead in Bhutan

Thimphu : Bhutan | Sep 22, 2009 at 3:24 AM PDT
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THIMPHU: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has killed at least ten people in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, officials have said.

Ugyen Tenzing, the country's director of disaster management, said rescuers were searching for survivors under the debris of collapsed buildings in the eastern districts of Munggar and Trashigang on Monday.

"It's hard to determine the extent of the damage at the moment. There is still information coming in," Tenzing said.

The state-run Bhutan Broadcasting Service reported that dozens had been injured.

Lungthen Dorji, the governor of Trashigang district said: "Houses, and monasteries and roads have been damaged. Mobile services are clogged."

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