Earthquake: Bridge collapses, ancient pagodas damaged

2012-11-12 00:00

A bridge that was damaged by a strong earthquake yesterday, in Kyaukmyaung township in Shwebo, north-west of Mandalay in Myanmar. A magnitude-6.8 quake struck northern Myanmar yesterday. Apart from the collapsing the bridge, it also closed a gold mine, damaged several old Buddhist pagodas and left as many as 13 people feared dead, including four workers who were flung from the bridge into the Irrawaddy River.

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