外文标题：China earthquake death toll rises to 367, massive rescue operation on
BEIJING: More than 367 people died and almost 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on Sunday, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation.
The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province's northeast, toppled buildings and left rescue teams and residents to pull survivors from beneath the rubble, images on social media showed.
"At least 367 people have been killed and 1,881 people were injured," the official news agency Xinhua reported early on Monday, citing rescuers and raising a previous toll given minutes earlier of 357.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake at a magnitude of 6.1 and said it struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 4.30 pm (0830 GMT).
"Too many buildings were damaged and we are collecting data on deaths and injuries," Xinhua quoted local official Chen Guoyong as saying in the township of Longtoushan, which sits at the epicentre.
State television broadcast footage of people running from their homes and gathering in the streets, as witnesses described the devastation on social networks.
Prof Rishi ()
Tragic! Whole world must rise in help.
that is very tragic and unfortunate, let's hope it will be over soon and they recover soon.
Delhi govt should pass proper regulation for constructing house in delhi..we should not forget delhi comes on high earth zone are due to Himalayan region
Fourth Wall (Unknown)
Sad to see loss of life be it anywhere in India, China or Gaza. May their families have patience and the strength to deal with this sudden loss of their loved ones.
There are many light earth quakes happening in north and north eastern regions of India too.. no one knows what is going to happen in future..
goureesh v belavatagi (Unknown)
Dragons tail blunted China should understand not to dominate any one to have a bless without disasters.
None can challenge the fury of nature. Precaution, and quick relief work only will give some solace to the affected people.
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We dont have any mechanism of predicting quakes. But Quake prone areas can be identified.There is need to develop quake proof structures for safety of the people
Very sad and breath taking .... may god bless their souls... india should also help them ....
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mighty aphrodite (evening star)
Nature's answer to over population and decimation of resources.
Vidyadhar Ranade (Unknown)
tragic now time has come for internatinal disaster programme all nations should help each oher in hour of calamity
TOO TRAGIC; IT IS GOOD THAT RESCUE WORK HAS STARTED QUICKLY. HOPE MANY LIVES WILL BE SAVED
it happned in wrong place it should happned in israel.
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Jagdish Madan (New Delhi) replies to S
A wrong thing cannot be right anywhere. If you wish ill for others, the same ill will follow you everywhere.
Umesh Sharma (Ghazibad, Uttar Pradesh,)
Its a very sad news. My deepest condolences to the people of China..
saurav joshi (bikaner)
china will recovery this very soon ................
Prashant Patel ()
It's a shame losing lives during earthquake in China. I hope that we learn to construct a better housing to avoid deaths on such a scale. My deepest condolences to the people of China.
vijay banga (new delhi)
Massive tragedy , very shocking indeed, India needs to offer help today...
tanmay chakrabarti (Unknown)
Sad news indeed. The rescue operation launched by the Chinese is praiseworthy.
Rajeev Narayan (Unknown)
Very tragic incident. Hope the death toll doesn't rise beyond the number mentioned.
Anil Kumar (Unknown)
No body can fight with nature
o god why earthquake did'nt happen in israel?
Shashikanth Balepura (Bangalore)
First Some explosion in factory kills many and now earthquake, this is disastrous, nature's fury, hope the government saves as many lives possible.
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