Earthquake Damages Thousands of Homes in Southern China

October 8, 2014 2:53 AM

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Earthquake Damages Thousands of Homes in Southern China

An earthquake that struck southern China last night destroyed almost 7,000 homes and injured 324 people, the official Xinhua News Agency said today.

The 6.6-magnitude quake in Yunnan province killed one person and the likelihood of major casualties is low, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on its website. An earlier statement by the Earthquake Administration had said the temblor resulted in “great casualties and heavy losses.”

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