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Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 20:09
The Myanmar government will cooperate with the public as well as local and international organisations in evacuation and rehabilitation efforts in quake-hit areas, the President’s Office said in a press release on November 12.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar on November 11 killing 11 people and injuring 36 with five others reported missing.
Some pagodas, religious buildings, houses, schools and offices in nine townships of Sagaing and Mandalay Regions were damaged.
The president expressed his condolence to locals who lost loved ones and property. He also expressed his gratitude for rescue efforts and assistance that have been extended to the victims.
The president has sent a team led by vice president Dr Sai Mauk Kham to affected areas to supervise rescue, relief and rehabilitation work.
The vice president, together with other officials, visited victims in Thabaikkyin Township and gave 30 million kyats (US$35,000) in assistance.
Meanwhile, under the directive of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi of the National League for Democracy, 10 million kyats ($12,000) will be donated to victims in Mandalay and Sagaing Divisions.
Three earthquakes measuring above 5 on the Richter scale jolted central Myanmar on the same day, the Hydrology and Meteorology Department announced.