外文标题：Quake jolts southwest China, 25 injured
BEIJING: At least 25 people were injured and several houses collapsed when a 5.3-magnitude quake on Saturday struck a town in southwest China, where the country's second biggest dam is located.
At least 21,000 terrified residents relocated after the tremor hit Yongshan County in Yunnan Province at 6:40 am (local time) at a depth of 13km, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.
At least 25 people were injured and 68,600 residents were affected in the earthquake, according to the county government's information office.
It said five of the injured are in a serious condition. The quake damaged 2,731 houses and 75 others collapsed. A total of 48 schools were also damaged across six towns, the county government said.
Two roads were also blocked as rocks rolled down the mountains in the area. One of the roads has since been reopened.
Yongshan is home to the Xiluodu hydropower project, China's second largest hydropower station, only 15km from the epicentre.
Electricity, transportation and communications in the area are back to normal.
Vinesh Katewa (Kamri)
Nature is not happy with the human acts!! So, revolt started!! Hope injured people recover soon..
Antonio Barbosa (Unknown)
Hope everyone is safe.
chinkki take care
Vijay Bali (Unknown)
SAD THESE EARTHQUAKES ARE REGULARLY AFFECTING PEOPLE
COLRANBIRLAMBA (PTA) replies to Vijay Bali
man is responsible... disturbing eco imbalance ... earth is in balancing act
officials for (Unknown)
the fury of nature has increased in 21st century...has anybody thought about the reason...
Kevin Guite ()
Nobody can stop the fury of nature.
COLRANBIRLAMBA (PTA) replies to Kevin Guite
man can stop ,if he corrects his ways.....