Strong quake kills at least 150, injures 1,400 in south China’s Yunnan

AP

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province has killed at least 150 people and injured more than 1,400.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency said at least 150 people died in Sunday’s quake. The provincial information bureau said at least 120 of the dead were in densely populated Ludian County, with another 180 missing and 1,300 people injured there. Yunnan’s seismological bureau said another 24 people died and more than 100 were injured in Qiaojia County.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said the quake was the strongest to hit Yunnan in 14 years.