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Death toll from 6.1 earthquake in China reaches 589

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August 2014CHINA – The death toll from a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China’s southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday has risen to 589, with nine people still missing, China’s state-run media said on Wednesday. Among the reported deaths, 504 were in the worst-hit Ludian County and 72 in Qiaojia County. In addition to the deaths, 2,401 people were reported injured. The epicenter of the quake was recorded in Longtoushan Township, 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Zhaotong, and tremors were felt almost 200 miles away. Hundreds of aftershocks were recorded following the initial tremor. Poor weather conditions and the aftershocks hampered rescue efforts. One of the rescued victims, 88-year-old Xiong Zhengfen, was found Tuesday after 50 hours buried under rubble in Babaocun village, near the quake’s epicenter. Doctors told local media that she was uninjured and her vital signs normal. She was taken to the county hospital after being…

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Written by bobby90247

August 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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