Myanmar quake

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in the northeast region of Myanmar on March 25 near the border of Laos and Thailand. It collapsed hundreds of buildings and damaged roads and bridges. Hardest hit were the town of Tachileik and surrounding villages in the mountains of the Shan State. At least 75 people were reported dead, with the toll expected to climb.

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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in the northeast region of Myanmar on March 25 near the border of Laos and Thailand. It collapsed hundreds of buildings and damaged roads and bridges. Hardest hit were the town of Tachileik and surrounding villages in the mountains of the Shan State. At least 75 people were reported dead, with the toll expected to climb.