China earthquake: Race to rescue China quake survivors


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China has sent 2,500 soldiers to the south-west province of Yunnan after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

At least 400 people died and more than 1,800 were injured when the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck yesterday.

Chinese troops with life-detection instruments and digging equipment are on their way to the region to help with rescue efforts.

President Xi Jinping called for "all-out efforts" to find survivors as he dispatched soldiers to the area.

 

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China has sent 2,500 soldiers to the southwest province of Yunnan after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

At least 381 people died and more than 1,800 were injured when the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday.

Chinese troops with life-detection instruments and digging equipment are on their way to the region to help with rescue efforts.

State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit the mountainous province in 14 years.

President Xi Jinping called for "all-out efforts" to find survivors as he dispatched soldiers to the area.

They will join more than 300 police and firefighters from Zhaotong and about 400 emergency workers and sniffer dogs from across Yunnan province in the rescue operation.

BBC

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