Massive rescue under way after Yunnan quake
                     English.news.cn | 2014-08-05 07:18:10 | Editor: Mengjie
At least 398 people have been killed after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the province Sunday afternoon.

Rescuers transfer an injured in Hongshiyan Village of Qiaojia County, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 5, 2014. At least 398 people have been killed after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the province Sunday afternoon. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

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All-out relief efforts after deadly Yunnan quake

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Firefighters, soldiers, doctors and volunteers are racing against time to save lives on Monday after a deadly quake on Sunday afternoon jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province, killing at least 398 and injuring thousands.

The quake occurred at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time) with a depth of 12 km. The epicenter was at Longtoushan Township, 23 km southwest of the county seat of Ludian. It was the worst to jolt the region in the last 100 years, causing higher-than-expected losses.Full Story

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