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.
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