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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, May 21

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21 May 2020, 15:44 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES -- A small plane crashed at an elementary school in the U.S. state of California Wednesday morning, killing the pilot.

The single engine civilian aircraft crashed onto the playground at Ralph Dunlap Elementary School in Orcutt, which has been closed due to COVID-19, and the solo pilot was killed on impact, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.(US-Small Plane-Crash)

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HONG KONG -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 260 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji at 03:50:10 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 500.76 km, was initially determined to be at 17.6299 degrees south latitude and 178.5238 degrees west longitude.(Fiji-Earthquake)

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JAKARTA -- At least two people were killed and six others were injured as a whirlwind destroyed hundreds of houses in Indonesia's western Lampung province, a disaster agency official said on Thursday.

The natural disaster struck the districts of Tulang Bawang and Mesuji on Wednesday night, Head of the Provincial Disaster Management Agency's Operation Unit Seno Aditarta disclosed.(Indonesia-Weather-Casualty)

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NEW DELHI -- Chief Minister of India's eastern state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Wednesday night said at least 10 to 12 people were killed in super cyclone Amphan.

The deaths, according to officials, have been caused due to uprooting of trees, collapsing of houses and other falling structures.(India-Cyclone-Deaths)

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WASHINGTON -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted 224 km southwest of Methoni, Greece, at 2:43 on Thursday (2343 GMT on Wednesday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 20.22 km, was initially determined to be at 35.1547 degrees north latitude and 20.2872 degrees east longitude.

Methoni is a seaside town in Peloponnese region, southern Greece. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.(US-Earthquake-Greece)

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