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Earthquake in Spain brings down church bell tower

Around 10,000 people have been told not to return to their homes in southern Spain following two earthquakes in which eight people were killed.

The quakes struck near the town of Lorca. The strongest was measured at magnitude 5.2.

Hundreds of people who have been unable to leave the area have spent the night outdoors, fearing more buildings may collapse.

The BBC's Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 12 May 2011