Algeria earthquake kills two: report

ALGIERS Fri May 14, 2010 9:11pm BST

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 43 hurt on Friday when an earthquake struck a region of Algeria about 200 km (125 miles) south of the capital, Algerian state television reported.

It said the earthquake was of magnitude 5.2 and its epicenter was near a village in the M'sila region. Algerian state radio said there had been damage to some houses in the village and emergency services were at the scene.

(Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Myra MacDonald)