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2 dead, 13 injured in Mozambique quake

At least two people were killed and 13 injured when an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale rocked central Mozambique.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 16:39 IST

At least two people were dead and 13 injured, when an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale rocked central Mozambique, a state official said today.

"For the moment we have at least two dead and 13 injured in Machaze, but I believe that the situation is going to evolve," said Severino Marcos, a technician at the geology department in the mining ministry.

The quake hit at 2219 GMT on Wednesday, with its epicentre located in the central Manica province, some 530 kilometres north of the capital Maputo and 225 kilometres southwest of Beira, the US Geological Survey said in Washington.

First Published: Feb 23, 2006 16:39 IST