Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014
More than 350 people and thousands were injured were killed after a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck southern China’s Yunnan province on Sunday. Around 12,000 homes were damaged in Ludian, a county located around 270 miles away to the northeast of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming.
According to reports, At least 122 of the dead were in Ludian. Rescuers are scouting the remote provinces in search of more victims. The Red Cross Society of China has supplied 2,000 quilts, 2,000 jackets and 200 tents to aid the victims. Relief supplies are being sent by various organizations in China.
In Washington, the White House offered its condolences and help.
“The United States stands ready to assist,” National Security Council deputy spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.
Tourists are advised not to travel to Yunnan province till the situation is brought under control.