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Earthquake in China kills over 150 people


August 3, 2014 - Hyderabad

An earthquake at a magnitude 6.1 struck in South-west China killing over 150 people and injuring nearly 1,300 persons.

The earthquake struck at 11 kms of north-west of Wenping in Yunnan provide at 16.30 local time. State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit the province in 14 years according to media reports

Major rescue and relief operations under way. Xinhua said about 12,000 homes had collapsed in Ludian, a county of some 439,000 people, north-east of Yunnan province's capital, Kunming. The government is sending 2,000 tents, 3,000 folding beds, 3,000 quilts and 3,000 coats to the disaster zone, the report said.

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