|Date: 25/06/2012 Time: 09:05:00 AM
At least four people were killed and over 100
others injured after an earthquake hit a mountainous area in southwest China,
Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday. The magnitude-5.7 quake, which
struck the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces on Sunday afternoon, was
followed by 53 aftershocks, local authorities said.
As of Monday morning, 106 people, including seven tourists, have been found
injured in Ninglang of Yunnan Province, where the quake was strongly felt and
many Yi ethnic minority live. The quake toppled over 4,280 houses and cut
roads and water supplies, disrupting the lives of more than 21,800 people, the
A quake relief headquarters has been set up and a team of 1,300 rescuers
have been dispatched to the quake-hit region, while provincial and city
authorities had sent relief supplies, including tents, coats, quilts, bottled
water and food to Ninglang.
In May 2008, Sichuan was hit by a magnitude-8.0 quake that left almost 90,
000 people dead or missing.