Deadly quake


  • Anonymous


More than 250 people died and at least 15,000 were injured when an earthquake struck the Lijiang and Zhongdian regions of southwestern China at 7:14 p.m. local time on February 3. Over 300,000 people were left homeless, while temperatures hovered near the freezing point, as more than 186,000 homes were severely damaged—roughly 80% of the local total. Entire villages in the Yunnan Province were obliterated, with the worst damage coming in Dayan township and in the rural areas of White Sand and Gold Mountain. The death toll was expected to rise to at least 300, officials of the Chinese Red Cross estimated.