Monday, September 1, 2008
According to military, troops have gained control over key LTTE outposts in the mALLAVI area and positioned tactically in the probable fall of the garrison township, despite heavy resistance from LTTE.
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 1630 local time (0730 GMT) on Saturday, close to Panzhihua town in
Xinhua reported that more than 250,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed by the latest quake and some people had been trapped in the ruins.
Aftershocks continued in the day following the earthquake, with one later on Sunday measuring 5.6 magnitude,
Communications were reported to be disrupted, making it difficult for authorities to accurately assess the extent of the damage.
Major reconstruction efforts have been under way in
The epicenter was at the juncture of Renhe District in Panzhihua and
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