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September 24, 2021

Kyrgyzstan quake destroys hundreds of homes

More than 600 houses were damaged or destroyed in Kyrgyzstan by a powerful 8-magnitude earthquake that struck near the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border on Wednesday, emergencies services said on Thursday, Ria Novosti. The epicenter of the quake was just inside Kyrgyzstan’s Batken region, but neighboring Uzbekistan bore the brunt of the damage. At least 13 people were reported killed and dozens injured as the quake rocked Ferghana, an Uzbek city of some 200,000 residents just 42 km (25 miles) from the epicentre. In Kyrgyzstan, 15 people were injured, but there were no reports of deaths.

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