11 Mar '11, 12am

At least 25 people were killed and 250 injured in an earthquake in China's Yunnan province

At least 25 people were killed and 250 injured in an earthquake in China's Yunnan province

In this photo distributed by China's Xinhua news agency, Rescuers work at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake hit Yingjiang county in south-west China's Yunnan province. -- PHOTO: AP BEIJING - AT LEAST 25 people were killed and 250 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote area of south-west China near the border with Myanmar on Thursday, state media reported. The tremor reduced hundreds of houses to rubble, left some desperate residents trapped under buildings and triggered power cuts in the surrounding area of China, though no casualties were reported in Myanmar. The epicentre of the 5.4-magnitude quake, which struck at 12.58 pm, was located about 225km west-southwest of the ancient city of Dali in Yunnan province, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake hit at a depth of 34km, the USGS said, though Chinese seismologists put the depth at just 10km. Th...

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