Disaster

Burma Quake Kills Dozens

A strong earthquake struck Burma near the Lao and Thai borders, killing at least 60 people and injuring over 100 more. The 6.8 magnitude temblor was near the surface, only 6.2 miles down, which usually makes for more destructive shaking. State radio says 244 houses, 14 Buddhist monasteries, and nine government buildings were damaged. Roads, bridges, and hospitals were also damaged.