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Earthquake jolts area near Lhasa, killing at least 9
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The collapsed building is seen in Gedar Village of Yangbajain Township, Damxung County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 6, 2008. At least 30 people were killed in the earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale that jolted Damxung County in Lhasa at 4:30 p.m. Monday, local government said. The victims were found in Gedar township of Damxung County, the epicenter. More people were still buried in debris and many houses collapsed, said the Tibet Autonomous Region Government. [Xinhua]

(Xinhua News Agency October 7, 2008)

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