Updated: 08/04/2014 02:30 | By Agence France-Presse

Death toll from southwest China quake rises to 357: Xinhua

The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on Sunday has risen to 357, the official news agency Xinhua reported.


Death toll from southwest China quake rises to 357: Xinhua

Chinese rescuers carry an injured resident after an earthquake hit Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province, on August 3, 2014

The 6.1 magnitude quake struck Zhaotong prefecture at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres at 4:30 pm (0830 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey.

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