Lorry stops in the middle of the road following earthquakes in south-west China
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Earthquakes shake south-west China's Yunnan

A series of earthquakes has hit south-west China, leaving at least 50 people dead and 150 injured, state-run media say.

The quakes struck the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, with the largest felt at 11:19 Beijing time (03:19 GMT), Xinhua news agency said.

The US Geological Survey registered the two strongest of the series of quakes at 5.6 magnitude.

The BBC's John Sudworth reports

  • 07 Sep 2012