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At least 3-hundred-67 people have been killed and almost 2-thousand injured after a powerful earthquake struck China's southern Yunnan (Yoo-nan) Province on Sunday afternoon, local time.
The six.one magnitude quake struck the densely populated city of (Jow-tong) Zhaotong, toppling buildings and damaging roads.
China's state-run Xinhua news agency says the earthquake was the strongest to hit the region in 14 years.
Rescue and search operations continue, with over 25-hundred troops dispatched to the worst-hit areas carrying tents, food and other supplies.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences and said the UN was ready to lend humanitarian assistance if required.
bartektodde (USA) 2014-08-04 07:42:33 KST
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.