Thursday, February 14, 2008

30 injured by new quake in central Africa: officials

BUKAVU, DR Congo (AFP) — A second big earthquake in less than two weeks brought down houses and left at least 60 people injured in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on Thursday, officials said.
The quake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, according to monitors, the biggest since the 6.1 quake in the central African Great Lakes region that killed at least 45 people and left thousands homeless on February 3.
There were more than 44 injured in Bukavu, capital of DR Congo's Sud-Kivu province, and at least 15 injured in neighbouring Rwanda, including a woman in the capital Kigali, medical sources said.

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