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Spain earthquake: Lorca residents assess damage

Lorca : Spain | May 12, 2011 at 3:35 PM PDT
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BBC News - Spain earthquake- Lorca residents assess damage

Residents residing in the Spanish town of Lorca had been evaluating the damage from the earthquakes in which nine people were killed and had forced thousands to spend the night outdoors.

About 20,000 buildings were believed to of had been destroyed in what had been Spain's worst earthquake for almost 50 years.

The magnitude of 5.2 tremor had struck early on Wednesday evening, around two hours following a quake measuring at 4.4.

Those who died had been killed by falling masonry during the second tremor.

Regional officials had stated that about 130 people were wounded, with many still in a serious condition.

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Residents in the Spanish town of Lorca are assessing the damage from quakes that killed nine people and forced thousands to spend the night outdoors.
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