22 killed in Athens quake

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The Independent Online
RESCUE TEAMS and stunned residents were last night using everything from cranes to garden tools to dig for up to 120 people pinned under wreckage from the strongest earthquake to hit Athens in nearly a century. The 10-second shudder claimed at least 22 livesand left close to 100 missing.

Scenes of desperate searches and survivors too frightened to return indoors were sadly familiar: last month's monstrous quake in neighboring Turkey moved many Greeks to put aside their historical enmity with Turks and mobilise aid.

Most of the damage and casualties were concentrated in working-class and immigrant areas north of Athens.

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