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article imageChina deadly earthquake death toll rises to 25

By Leo Reyes     Mar 10, 2011 in Environment
A deadly earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck southwest China near the Myanmar border, killing 25 people and injured more than 200 with some 30 others in critical condition. The earthquake toppled more than 1,000 homes and apartment buildings.
CSmonitor.com reports "Parts of a supermarket and a hotel caved in, while sidewalks were lined with injured on blankets, being shielded from the sun by large vendor umbrellas."
"Tremors continued to be felt in the area throughout the afternoon and evening, according to CCTV reporter Shu Qian, who was at the disaster scene in Yingjiang County." the report said
"Xinhua News Agency reported more than 127,000 people have been evacuated to nearby shelters. USGS says more than a million people may have been exposed to the worst shaking," the report added.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered condolences to the Chinese's people on behalf of the US government.
"As people in Yunnan province mourn the loss of life and work to save those that are injured and trapped in the rubble, our thoughts are with the injured, the families of the victims, and with all the people of China."
The China earthquake came after another powerful quake with a 7.3 magnitude struck Japan Wednesday shaking buildings hundreds of miles away in Tokyo and triggering a small tsunami.
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