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Two killed in Serbia earthquake

From Neven Andjelic, CNN
Rescue workers examine the collapsed roof of a building in Kraljevo, in central Serbia, on November 3, 2010.
Rescue workers examine the collapsed roof of a building in Kraljevo, in central Serbia, on November 3, 2010.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Around 100 were injured
  • The quake happened just before 2 a.m. (9 p.m. ET)
  • Its epicenter was in central Serbia
RELATED TOPICS
  • Serbia

(CNN) -- Two people were killed and around 100 were injured when a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck central Serbia overnight, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said Wednesday.

The earthquake happened at 1:56 a.m. (just before 9 p.m. ET). The epicenter was near the city of Kraljevo, about 80 miles south of the capital, Belgrade.

Serbia's interior minister visited Kraljevo Wednesday to inspect the damage.

Many buildings were damaged, including the hospital in Kraljevo, but no patients were hurt, the ministry said, adding parts of the city were without electricity or water.

 
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