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Hundreds killed in China earthquake

(Photo courtesy BBC)

(Photo courtesy BBC)

At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in south-west China.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck about 11km (seven miles) north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 16:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

A major rescue and relief operation is under way.

State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit the province in 14 years. (BBC)



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