Xinhua: China earthquake death toll rises to 367

2014-08-03 20:52

Beijing - China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll from a strong earthquake in southern Yunnan province has risen to 367.

The news agency says that according to rescuers, 1 881 other people were injured in the quake, which toppled thousands of homes in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 360km northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming.

The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 16:30 at a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey.

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