Princess Letizia comforts families of quake victims

Friday May 13, 2011

Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letiza were in the earthquake-stricken town of Lorca on Friday, where they comforted family members of those who lost their lives in the disaster.

The princess and her husband were seen reaching out to mourners as they joined hundreds who attended a funeral in the Spanish town, where nine people died.

It was struck by magnitude-5.1 quake, just two hours after one measuring 4.4 hit.

Thousands of buildings were destroyed in the historic town, and many residents have left after becoming homeless.

Despite being quite low in magnitude the quakes caused significant damage as they were shallow. The region's sandy soil also made the impact worse.

Photo: © PA

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