Earthquake strikes inland China
A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck inland China, killing 2 people and injuring around 100 others.
China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the quake occurred near the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces at about 4 PM on Sunday.
The tremor flattened houses in areas where many ethnic minority people live.
The quake cut off communication to parts of a village in Yunnan.
Local authorities have sent rescue workers to the stricken areas and prepared 300 tents.
Jun. 24, 2012