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About 300 dead in China quake

Posted By admin On April 14, 2010 @ 4:17 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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April 14, 2010

A strong earthquake rocked northwestern China on Wednesday, killing about 300 people and injuring another 8,000 as it toppled houses in a remote mountainous area, state media said.

Many houses have collapsed, roads have been damaged or blocked by landslides and telecommunications have been disrupted, local officials said after the quake, which was measured by the US Geological Survey at a magnitude of 6.9.

Officials said the quake wreaked havoc on the flimsy earth and wood houses near the epicentre in the high-altitude area of Qinghai province on the border with Tibet.

Xinhua news agency quoted government officials in the area saying about 300 had been confirmed dead, with 8,000 hurt.

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