Yunnan Earthquake Leaves 400,000 Homeless and over 300 injured

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Friday, 10 July 2009
An earthquake reaching 6.0 on the Richter scale hits Yunnan in South-West China, leaving 400,000 homeless and one confirmed death.

Thursday's quake centered in Yunnan province's Yao'an county, 60 miles northeast of the tourist city of Dali. The quake injured 325, 24 seriously, the Xinhua News Agency said.

Yunnan is a quake-prone, mountainous region that lies on China's southern border with Thailand and Burma It also borders Sichuan province, where a magnitude-7.9 quake last year left almost 90,000 people dead or missing.

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