China earthquake death toll rises to 381

China earthquake death toll rises to 381

China earthquake death toll rises to 381

(Kunming) – Rescuers dug through shattered homes on Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province that killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1,800. About 12,000 mostly brick homes collapsed when the quake struck on Sunday afternoon in the impoverished Ludian county, about 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming.
The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was in Ludian county township of Longtoushan. China’s earthquake monitoring agency put the magnitude at 6.5.
Rain and thunderstorms were forecast for the area in the coming hours, complicating efforts to bring tents, water food and other relief supplies to survivors. Roads had caved in, and rescuers were forced to travel on foot.

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