Tue, Nov 13, 2012 - Page 6 News List

Burmese villages reeling from quake

AFTERMATH:Communication difficulties have made it difficult for authorities to assess damage and reach remote areas, many of which still have yet to see any rescue teams

AFP, SINT KU, Myanmar

More than 70 people were killed in March last year when a powerful magnitude 6.8 quake struck Myanmar near its borders with Thailand and Laos.

Aid workers praised the country’s regime for its speedy response to that quake, in contrast to the mishandling of previous natural disasters by the military junta that ruled the country for decades.

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