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Deadly earthquake rocks Lorca in southern Spain

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has killed at least ten people and damaged several buildings near the town of Lorca in southern Spain, officials say.

The quake struck at a depth of just 1km (0.6 miles), some 120km south-west of Alicante, at 1850 (1650 GMT), the US Geological Survey reported.

Footage shows a church bell narrowly missing a Spanish reporter, and rescue workers rushing through streets littered with debris.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 11 May 2011