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Spain shocked by fatal earthquake

Thousands have spent the night outdoors in the southern Spanish town of Lorca after an earthquake that killed at least eight people.

The magnitude-5.2 tremor toppled several buildings after striking at a depth of just 10km (six miles), 120km south-west of Alicante.

Lines of cars lay crushed under tonnes of rubble after Spain's worst earthquake for 50 years.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 12 May 2011
  • From the section Europe
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