KUNMING, Might 22 (Xinhua) — At the very least one individual was killed and 21 others injured as of 1:50 a.m. Saturday after a sequence of earthquakes jolted Yangbi Yi Autonomous County in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, native authorities mentioned.
One individual was killed by falling rocks, mentioned Zhang Shiwei, Celebration chief of Yangbi. Three individuals had been severely injured whereas 18 had minor accidents.
An earlier report mentioned two individuals had been killed within the earthquake. Considered one of them who was trapped in a automotive has recovered very important indicators after rescue measures.
About 72,317 residents in 20,192 households have suffered from the quakes, mentioned Zhang.
4 earthquakes over 5.0-magnitude jolted Yangbi from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Beijing Time), in response to the China Earthquake Networks Heart.
Rescue forces have been dispatched to the quake zone, and rescue efforts are underway.