Sunday, August 31, 2008

More than 22 dead in south China quake

An earthquake measuring 5.6 according to the USGS has struck southern China killing at least 22 people. According to Xinhua News more than 100 were also injured in the earthquake which struck near to the borders of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. The tremor hit at 16:30 local time on Sunday [08:30 GMT} near to the town of Panzhihua in Sichuan province [26.335N, 101.906E] and reports say rescue efforts have been hampered by heavy rain [BBC].

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