Fri, March 11, 2011
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Rescue continues in SW China quake zone

2011-03-11 05:57:00 GMT2011-03-11 13:57:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescue workers pass on tools to build up emergency camps in the 5.8-magnitude quake-stricken zone in Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

A rescuer searches for survivors in a damaged building after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

Rescuers search for survivors in a damaged building after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

Rescue workers search for survivors in debris after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

Victims rest in the tent provided by disaster relief officials after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

Officials from Yunnan province visit quake-affected victims after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 10, 2011. The death toll has risen to 25 as of 0:00 a.m. Friday and at least 250 others were injured.[Photo/Xinhua]

YINGJIANG - The death toll from an earthquake that hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Thursday noon has risen to 25, local authorities said. So far, 250 people are confirmed injured in the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, with 134 in serious condition, the provincial civil affairs department said in a statement late Thursday.

The earthquake has toppled the homes of 1,039 families and left 4,994 others seriously damaged, mainly in the county seat near the border with Myanmar, it said.

The National Committee of Disaster Reduction, Ministry of Civil Affairs and Yunnan's provincial government have dispatched 9,700 tents, 15,000 quilts, 15,000 clothes and other materials to the quake-hit region.

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