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6.1-magnitude quake jolts Panzhihua

Death toll rises to 40 in SW China earthquake

Two more deaths were reported Monday afternoon in Huili County, bringing the death toll from the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday to 40.Full story

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