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Earthquake Claims Over 360 Lives and Leaves Over 1,300 Injured in Southwest China

by Kathy Jones on  August 4, 2014 at 10:49 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
More than 360 people died and over 1,300 people were injured after southwest China was rocked by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday.

The earthquake was the strongest to hit the area in the last 14 years, said the State broadcaster CCTV.
 Earthquake Claims Over 360 Lives and Leaves Over 1,300 Injured in Southwest China
Earthquake Claims Over 360 Lives and Leaves Over 1,300 Injured in Southwest China
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According to the US Geological survey, the earthquake hit the Yunnan province at 08:30 GMT.

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Tremors were felt in the neighbouring Guizhou and Sichuan provinces as well, reports the BBC.

Reports also said that a major relief and rescue operation was under process.

The government is sending 2,000 tents, 3,000 quilts and 3,000 folding beds to the disaster-hit areas.

There were many destroyed houses and communication was also reportedly affected.

Source: ANI
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