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Aftermath of China-Burma border earthquake

An earthquake that struck in south-west China near the border with Burma has killed at least seven people and injured more than 120 others, reports from China say.

The 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck 225km (140 miles) southwest of Dali in Yunnan province at 1258 (0458 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

Some houses had collapsed and there were reports of people buried in debris, Xinhua News Agency said.

Pictures from Chinese television show damaged buildings in Yunnan province.

  • 10 Mar 2011