China: 7.1 magnitude earthquake kills 400

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Series of quakes hit China, 67 killed
Beijing, Apr 14: The death toll of the Qinghai earthquake
has been put up at 400 while the number of injured has been pegged to over 1000.

As per the latest inputs, the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Yushu prefecture at a depth of 33 km on Wednesday, Apr 14 morning at around 7.49 am.

As many as 18 aftershocks are said to have followed.

Rescue operations are on.
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Series of quakes hit China, 67 killed

China was hit by a series of strong earthquakes on Wednesday, Apr 14 morning killing at least 67 people and sending several building crashing down.

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern province of Qinghai, near Tibet, which was followed by three earthquakes, said US Geological Survey website. The temblor hit the epicenter at 07:49:37 am on Wednesday, Apr 14.

Many are said to be buried under the debris and the rescue efforts are on. Lack of means of communication is hindering the operations.

Several houses and monasteries have been destroyed and officials estimate a loss of 300 lives.

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