5.7-magnitude quake in Yunan kills 50, injures another 150
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5.7-magnitude quake in Yunan kills 50, injures another 150

Beijing : China | Sep 07, 2012 at 8:01 AM PDT
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A 5.7-magnitude shallow earthquake struck in the border area of Yiliang in Yunan province and adjacent Weining and resulted in the death of at least 50 persons with another 150 injured.

The main quake in the mountainous region in southwest China was followed by as many as 16 numbers of tremors and aftershocks which caused landslides and toppling of nearly 20,000 houses and more than one lakh people have been evacuated to safer places.

The epicenter of the quake was in Luozehe town situated 33-Km away from the city center of Zhaotong.

This has been reported in timesofindia.indiatimes.com of dated 7th of September 2012.

There are apprehensions that the death toll might increase because many areas are inaccessible and power and communication links have also been cut off.

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