Breaking News: Earthquake Struck China, Hundreds are Killed
Another strong earthquake shook the world. This time is in China specifically in Qinghai province. It is a 6.9 magnitude earthquake and officials reported that at least 300 people have died and thousands are feared hurt. The quake hit remote Yushu county, 500km (310 miles) south-west of provincial capital Xining, at 0749 (2349 GMT), at a shallow depth of 10km.
“Soldiers have been dispatched to save the people buried in the collapsed houses,” local official Huang Limin was quoted as saying by China’s state news agency Xinhua. 85% of buildings in Jiegu town near the epicentre had collapsed. “The streets in Jiegu are thronged with panic – injured people, with many bleeding in the head,” Zhuo Huaxia told Xinhua. “Many students are buried under the debris due to building collapse at a vocational school.”
A local TV has shown images of collapse and wrecked buildings and people scrabbling through debris.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.