Powerful Quake Hits South China, Killing at Least 120

Survivors search for friends and relatives after a 6.1-magnitude quake struck Yunnan. (Screenshot/Xinhua)
Survivors search for friends and relatives after a 6.1-magnitude quake struck Yunnan. (Screenshot/Xinhua)

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Wenping in Yunnan Province early on August 3, leaving at least 120 people dead with 1,300 injured, and 180 missing, according to state mouthpiece Xinhua.

The quake had a depth of only one mile, and state broadcaster CCTV reported that it was the strongest to hit the province in 14 years.

Thousands of buildings collapsed, including a school. The area temporarily lost power, and some telecommunications services.

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