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Around 150 dead from Southwest China Quake


On Sunday, Southwestern China was shook by 6.3 magnitude earthquake  killed at least 150 people in a remote craggy part  of Yunnan province. The quake caused some buildings and a school to fall.

According to  U.S. Geological Survey, the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile (1.6 km). Chinese state media reported that it was  felt most strongly in Yunnan, at the same time  in the bordering provinces of Guizhou and Sichuan.

The report added that communications have been badly affected and rescue teams are hurrying to the scene.

Photos posted online by state media revealed troops putting people in stretchers, and bricks from buildings that has collapsed  damaged the cars.

People darted out of buildings onto the street following  the quake hit, electricity  were cut and at least one school collapsed, Xinhua added.

Meanwhile the government released 2,000 tents, 3,000 folding beds, 3,000 quilts and 3,000 coats to the disaster zone, the report said.

Ludian has 265,900 people, Xinhua added.

article source: abs cbn news