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

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.

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According to the US Geological survey, the earthquake hit the Yunnan province at 08:30 GMT.

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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