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Strong quake kills at least 175 in Yunnan

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BEIJING — A strong earthquake jolted southern China's Yunnan province on Sunday, toppling thousands of homes and killing at least 175 people. 

A general view shows collapsed houses after an earthquake hit Ludian county, Yunnan province, on Sunday. (Reuters/China Daily photo)

The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4.30pm (3.30pm Thailand time) at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey. Its epicentre was in Longtoushan township, 23 kilometers southwest of the city of Zhaotong, the Ludian county seat.

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