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10 killed in Guatemala quake

Posted on Nov 08, 10:09AM | IANS

At least 10 people died in a 7.4-magnitude quake in Guatemala Wednesday, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said.

According to the USGS, the quake struck at 1635 GMT and its epicentre was located in the Pacific Ocean, about 24 km from Champerico municipality in Guatemala, Xinhua reported.

Houses and schools were destroyed, Molina said.