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Wisma Putra: No Malaysians Hurt In Myanmar Earthquake

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PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Affairs Ministry has confirmed that no Malaysians were involved in the earthquake that hit central Myanmar on Wednesday.

“The Embassy of Malaysia in Yangon will continue to monitor the situation and provide periodic updates,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck Chauk, central Myanmar on Wednesday, at 5.04pm. Chauk is located in Magway District, approximately 198km from Mandalay and 650km from Yangon.

The ancient city of Bagan, known as the “City of Four Million Pagodas”, was reported to have been damaged in the earthquake.

It was also said that 94 Buddha temples and archaeological structures were damaged, while buildings in the cities of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw were also affected.

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