Monday, February 4, 2008

Search for Rwanda quake survivors

Last Updated: Monday, 4 February 2008, 10:40 GMT
Some of the survivors have been air-lifted to Rwanda's capital, KigaliMany people remain trapped under rubble in Rwanda after a series of earthquakes hit the Great Lakes region, police say.
They fear more people will die. At least 40 were killed in Rwanda and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo after Sunday's quakes.
Many people spent Sunday night sleeping in the open in the DR Congo town of Bukavu in case of further tremors.
At least 10 people were killed in Rwanda's western Rusizi district when a church collapsed during Sunday mass.
Bukavu mayor Guillaume Bonga told the AFP news agency that there were several aftershocks overnight but he said there were no new victims.
More than 300 people were injured by the most powerful earthquakes, which had magnitudes of 6.0 and 5.0. ...

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