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A powerful earthquake in central Africa: Dozens dead

February 3 2008

In the central part of the African continent, a series of strong aftershocks. Now we know that as a result of this earthquake killed at least 25 people.

Thus, the Rwandan authorities have reported 23 deaths, but news of two more victims handed authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ten people died in the collapse of the church in the county Risizi, thirteen - in the county Nyamesheke. More than 250 people were taken to hospital. In one of the hospitals in Rwanda, the agency reported that many of the injured are in a coma.

The earthquake occurred in the morning, the epicenter of quake was located 20 kilometers north of the town of Bukavu in neighboring Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Force as the earthquake was estimated at six on the Richter scale, reports AFP.

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