Four dead after earthquake in southwest China

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A woman stands outside a restaurant after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake in Qiaojia county, Zhaotong city, in China’s southwestern Yunnan province early on May 19, 2020. – Four people were killed and another 23 injured when an earthquake shook southwestern China’s Yunnan province, local authorities said on May 19. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Four people were killed and another 24 injured when an earthquake shook southwestern China, local authorities said Tuesday.

The shallow quake in Qiaojia county struck late Monday evening, the Yunnan government said on its social media account.

Video clips on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo showed shoppers taking cover in a store as boxes flew off the shelves, while students in a classroom elsewhere scrambled to hide under their desks before covering their heads with textbooks.

The quake hit near the city of Zhaotong, which has a population of over six million and registered 5.0-magnitude, according to China’s government seismology authority.

Around 600 rescue workers have been sent to the disaster area, the Yunnan government said, including firefighters and soldiers from the local division of the People’s Liberation Army.

Videos on social media showed rescue workers combing through rubble and streets littered with fallen tiles and concrete.

Residents could be seen stepping over debris as they left buildings, and trying to avoid rocks that had fallen on a road while riding a motorbike.

China is regularly hit by earthquakes, especially in its mountainous western and southwestern regions.

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province last year killed 13 and injured nearly 200 people, damaging a large number of structures.

A powerful 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan in 2008 left 87,000 people dead or missing.

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This is terrible 😢


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Hmmmmm God keep the rest


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Leonard
5 days ago

This is serious  God help us


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China again why 


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Bad news


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Natural disaster 


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So sad, that's one of the recasting effects of natural disasters, at least only four persons died, though it's painful


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This is a terrible natural disaster 

May we not experience it again


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China stop tomenting others religion oo if not....


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Mbaogu Lilian
5 days ago

None of my business with China


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Itodo Anthony
5 days ago

We thank God  no such in Nigeria


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Eyaaa rest in peace


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This is horrible


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Kdeall
5 days ago

Lord please save the world 


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Uwem Emmanuel
5 days ago

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This is so sad


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Oyins Torulolo
5 days ago

Natural disasters, Rest In Peace


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Earth quake is terrible


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Stanford Binta
5 days ago

Why bad things always happen there firs


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