At least 1 killed, 8 injured in Yunnan earthquakes

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-22 00:53:33|Editor: huaxia

KUNMING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and eight others injured as of 11:50 p.m. on Friday after a series of earthquakes jolted Yangbi Yi Autonomous County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said.

One person was killed by falling rocks, said Zhang Shiwei, Party chief of Yangbi. Three people were injured by falling tiles, and four were buried in a road collapse, among whom three have been rescued.

Four earthquakes over 5.0-magnitude jolted Yangbi from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Rescue forces have been dispatched to the quake zone, and rescue efforts are underway. Enditem