Earthquake damages pagodas in Sagaing

03 September 2019
Earthquake damages pagodas in Sagaing
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A moderate earthquake has damaged some pagodas, monasteries and school buildings in Sagaing region but no casualties have resulted, Xinhua reported.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter 22.5 km northwest of Shwebo township, jolted Shwebo, Khin U and Ye U townships of the Sagaing region Saturday night.

The destruction in Shwebo township includes one pagoda, a government's technological college and some religious edifices, while that in Ye U township includes three pagodas with a wall of two-storey house collapsing after the quake.

Those destroyed in Khin U township comprise 35 pagodas, 11 monasteries, eight schools, one mosque, one village administration office and five residential houses.