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Earthquake in Southwest China Destroys 1,200 Homes, Kills 24
Michele Kilpatrick
Mar 10, 2011, 08:41

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This is a breaking news update... At 12:58pm local time, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan province in southwest China, near the Myanmar border, destroying 1,200 homes, injuring more than 200 and killing at least 24. 127,000 people have been evacuated to nearby shelters.

The quake, which hit while many residents were at home for a customary midday rest, caused a power outage across Yinjiang County, affecting up to 300,000 people.

The central government has sent 5,000 tents, 10,000 quilts, and 10,000 coats to the area, and 1,000 soldiers are on hand to assist with rescue efforts.

The region has been hit by more than 1,000 minor tremors in the past two months. A massive quake in 2008 left 87,000 dead or missing.

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