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Aftershocks Hamper Quake Rescue Efforts

From Times Wire Reports

Aftershocks rattled buildings and sent rescue workers scampering out of damaged homes in India’s lower Himalayas, where a powerful earthquake killed at least 110 people Monday. Nearly half a dozen tremors disrupted searches through the ruins of hundreds of homes and shops demolished during the magnitude-6.8 quake, which injured at least 345 people. More than a dozen bodies were found Tuesday as rescue workers and residents used power tools, shovels and their bare hands in the effort. About 90% of houses were damaged in Chamoli, a town of 3,000 people 150 miles northeast of New Delhi, the capital.


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