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Death toll from Yunnan earthquake in China rises to 367

August 03, 2014, 22:58 UTC+3 BEIJING
About 1,900 have been injured. More than 2,500 servicemen and about 600 policemen and rescuers were sent to the disaster area
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BEIJING, August 03, /ITAR-TASS/. Death toll from the disastrous earthquake that hit China’s Yunnan province has reached 367 people. About 1,900 has been injured, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

The 6.5-magnutide earthquake occurred at 16:30 local time (08:30 UTC) on Sunday. The epicenter was located at a depth of 12 kilometers some 23 kilometers southwest of the town of Zhaotong.

According to China’s central television, it was the strongest earthquake in Yunnan in the past 14 years.

The earthquake has left the area without electricity. More than 2,500 servicemen and about 600 policemen and rescuers were sent to the disaster area. The quake destroyed 12,000 houses and damaged another 30,000.

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