Two Die, 200 Hurt as Quake Hits China Tea City – Reuters

From Reuters, via The Star Online:

A strong earthquake hit a tea-making city in southwest China early on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring 200, causing houses to collapse and damaging roads, Xinhua news agency and a local official said.

The earthquake shook the city of Pu’er and the surrounding area in mountainous Yunnan province in the early morning. There have since been 55 aftershocks. Tremors were felt 200 km away to the north and south, Xinhua said.

Power was cut to the city and the only communications possible were by cell phone, a local official said. [Full Text]

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