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4 confirmed dead in SW China quake

06-25-2012 14:10 BJT

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A magnitude-5.7 earthquake hit southwest China, leaving at least 4 people dead and 100 others injured.

According to the China Earthquake Network Center, the quake struck the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces just before 4pm local time Sunday, followed by a 3.3-magnitude aftershock two minutes later. The casualties were reported in Ninglang county in Yunnan province, and neighboring Yanyuan county in Sichuan.

The quake was felt strongly in Ninglang. Local authorities have sent relief materials the county. Telecommunication there has also been cut.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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