Two killed, 13 injured in SW China quake

Agency News

Kunming, May 19: Two people were killed and at least 13 injured while one person was trapped in debris, after a 5- magnitude earthquake struck Qiaojia County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Tuesday. Rescue forces from the local public security, fire fighting, emergency response sectors have rushed to the quake zone, Xinhua reported.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 2147 hrs 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 the rescue and disaster relief. (UNI)