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Burma Earthquake Killed Gold Miners

Nov. 12, 2012

A strong earthquake has struck northern Burma, causing a bridge and a gold mine to collapse, damaging several ancient Buddhist pagodas and killing as many as 12 people.

An official from Burma's meteorological department said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 7.42am local time.

The region is a centre for mining. Some of the dead were miners who were killed when a gold mine collapsed.



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