Strong quake kills at least 150, injures 1,400

In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled southwest China on Sunday, knocking out communication and power lines and causing people to rush out of buildings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Hu Chao) NO SALES
In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled southwest China on Sunday, knocking out communication and power lines and causing people to rush out of buildings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Hu Chao) NO SALES

BEIJING (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 says at least 150 people died in Sunday’s quake.

Yunnan province’s information bureau says at least 120 of the dead were in one densely populated county, Ludian, with another 180 missing and 1,300 people injured there.

Yunnan’s seismological bureau says another 24 people died and more than 100 were injured in another county, Qiaojia.

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.

 

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