Strong quake kills at least 175, injures 1,400

MGN Online
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China is sending more than 2,500 troops to a region shaken by a deadly earthquake today. At least 175 people were killed and 1,400 injured.

The earthquake happened in southern China's Yunnan province Sunday morning. China's official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says about 12,000 homes collapsed in one densely populated county (Ludian) northeast of the provincial capital. It says more than 180 people are missing.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at a depth of 6 miles.

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