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Deadly quake collapses bridge, mine in Myanmar

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A Buddhist monk and others search through rubble near a Buddha statue in an earthquake-damaged monastery in KhuLe village, SintKu township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar on Nov. 12, 2012.

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The collapsed Yadanatheinkha bridge, which had been under construction in Kyauk Myaung, Sagaing Division, before an earthquake struck on Nov. 11, 2012.

The Associated Press reports from Yangon, Myanmar — A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and piecemeal reports from the underdeveloped mining region said mines collapsed and as many as 12 people were feared dead.

Myanmar's Vice President Sai Mauk Hkam visited the damaged sites Monday, while authorities resumed their search for four missing workers near the collapsed bridge over the Irrawaddy River in Kyaukmyaung.

Strong earthquake strikes central Myanmar

A slow release of official information left the actual extent of the damage unclear after Sunday morning's magnitude-6.8 quake. Read the full story.

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An injured woman sits in a chair outside Kyauk Myaung hospital, east of Shwebo on November 11, 2012. The shallow 6.8-magnitude quake struck in a rural area 72 miles north of Mandalay followed by a series of aftershocks, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Up to a dozen people were killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Myanmar on Sunday. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.