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Myanmar quake victims seek shelter in tents

Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 - 00:55

Residents in central Myanmar, displaced after Sunday's earthquake, say they are still living in fear of aftershocks. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Residents of this central Myanmar town are living in tents after an earthquake devastated the area on Sunday. They're worried about aftershocks from the 6.8 quake that killed at least 11 people, and say they're too afraid to return home just yet. (SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) 40-YEAR OLD WIN WIN AYE SAYING: "I heard the earthquake is not finished yet and will hit again within two weeks. Government officials told us not to live under the big trees and high-rise houses at the moment. The place where I live is near a big tree and my house is quite high as well. That's why I came to stay here temporarily." Others have the same fears. Daw Kinh Wah says she will stay with her children in the tents in case the quake strikes again. Many homes and buildings in the area were reduced to rubble, and the Ministry of Relief and Resettlement said more than 50 people sustained injuries and another four are missing.

Myanmar quake victims seek shelter in tents

Monday, 12 Nov, 2012 - 00:55

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