Thursday, May 22, 2003

UPDATE: Algeria Quake Death Toll Hits 1,092 -State Radio

ALGIERS (Reuters) - The death toll from Wednesday's earthquake around Algiers now stands at 1,092 with a further 6,782 people injured, Algerian state radio quoted Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni as saying Thursday. >>Full story...

Earlier: ALGIERS, Algeria, May 22 — A powerful earthquake that struck northern Algeria killed over 530 people and injured more than 4,600 more, state radio and television said Thursday. Among the areas hardest hit was the city of Rouiba to the east of the capital, Algiers. The quake had a magnitude of 6.7 on the open-ended Richter scale, U.S. experts said. >>Full story...

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