Earthquake in China leaves 25 dead

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The Independent Online

China's state media is reporting that a moderately strong earthquake in the southwest toppled more than 18,000 houses and apartment buildings.

Yesterday's earthquake left 25 dead in a mountainous area in Yunnan province, near the border with Myanmar.

More than 127,000 of Yingjiang county's 300,000 people have been displaced by the temblor which Chinese authorities measured at a magnitude 5.8.