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Two killed, 13 injured as quake hits China's Yunnan province

Disaster Accident

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Two people were killed and at least 13 injured when a 5-magnitude earthquake struck Qiaojia County in southwest China's Yunnan province, the authorities said Tuesday.

One person was trapped in debris, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

Rescue forces have rushed to the quake zone.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 9.47 pm on Monday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of eight kilometres and it was felt in Huize County of Qujing City as well as the cities of Zhaotong, Xuanwei and Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture.

The county government of Qiaojia has sent rescuers to 16 townships for rescue and disaster relief.

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 07:38 IST