Elements of a great lede

I chose this, not necessarily for the “dynamic” wording, but because it is a basic example of a complete news lede. All the elements are there, in a concise paragraph.

NEW DELHI —Rescue workers inIndia scrambled to reach villages in the remote Himalayan state of Sikkim on Monday, where at least 22 people have died and dozens more were injured Sunday night in an earthquake that measured a magnitude of 6.8.

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