|rakshas||Date: Monday, 04-August-2014, 5:28 PM | Message # 1|
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|At least 380 killed in China earthquake as rescue efforts continue |
Rescue operations are continuing after a powerful earthquake struck southwestern China.
At least 380 people have been confirmed dead in the 6.5 magnitude quake. More than 1800 are believed to have been injured.
The city of Zhaotong in Yunnan Province was one of the worst hit.
Aerial footage shows the large numbers of collapsed buildings in the Yunnan Province of China, after a 6.3 earthquake hit on Sunday. After the earthquake killed at least 381 people and left 1,801 injured, rescue workers and local residents have been searching through debris. Many people rushed out of buildings into the streets after the quake hit, electricity supplies were cut and at least one school collapsed. More than 12,000 houses were also destroyed and 30,000 more were damaged. A team of about 100 more rescuers boarded a plane to join ground operations on Monday, part of a 6,000 strong rescue and relief operation. Report by Claire Lomas.