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Shock in Spain after deadly earthquake

Residents in the Spanish town of Lorca are assessing the damage from an earthquake that killed nine people and forced thousands to spend the night outdoors on Wednesday.

The mayor of the historic town, with a population of 90,000, said: "Almost no-one slept in their homes".

Some 20,000 buildings are believed to have been damaged in what was Spain's worst earthquake for 50 years, leaving thousands still unable to return home.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Lorca.

  • 12 May 2011
  • From the section Europe
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