BBC: Red Cross Responding to Burma (Myanmar) Eathquake

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At least 26 people have been killed and 10 are still missing following an earthquake that struck central regions of Myanmar on Sunday, the Myanmar Red Cross has said.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed or damaged by the quake, it said.

It caused the collapse of a partially-built bridge over the Irrawaddy river.

The authorities have said they are sending aid, but communication problems have made it hard to fully assess the damage.

Workers thrown

Strong aftershocks have continued to rattle central regions including some near the newly built showpiece capital, Nay Pyi Taw.

The 6.8-magnitude quake struck some 120km (70 miles) north of the second-largest city Mandalay, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.

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