Strong quake destructed more than 9000 houses in South-West of China

Date: 02:50, 26-05-2014.

Almaty. May 26. KazTAG - 5.6 quake destructed more than 9000 houses in South-West of China on Saturday, reports the ITAR-TASS news agency.

"About 23.8 thousand people suffered in the quake which struck on Saturday in the South-West of China. About 8500 people were evacuated from the disaster zone. 12 people were taken to hospital," reads the message.

9400 houses, roads and electric networks were damaged.

Local authorities delivered tents and blankets to the disaster zone. About 320 soldiers are working on the scene.

5.6 points quake was registered in Yingjiang county in Yunnan at 04.49 amof local time.

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