Death toll grows in China after quake topples buildings

In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled southwest China on Sunday, knocking out communication and power lines and causing people to rush out of buildings, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Map locates earthquake in Ludian county, Yunnan province.BEIJING (AP) – China now says more than 360 people were killed today when a strong earthquake rattled Yunnan province.

The official Xinhua News Agency says more than 1,800 others were injured and thousands of homes collapsed.

The news agency says more than 2,500 troops have been dispatched to the disaster region and the Red Cross is sending supplies.

China’s social media site shows rescuers searching through flattened buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at a depth of 6 miles.


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