YUNNAN PROVINCE

  • China: Landslide death toll goes up to 43 January 12, 2013

    Beijing: The death toll in the landslide which hit a village in Southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 43 with the recovery of one more body. Braving snowy weather, rescuers were still searching three residents who went missing in one of the China's worst landslides on Friday, said Liu...
  • China: 18 school children buried in landslide dead October 5, 2012

    Beijing: All 18 elementary school students buried in a landslide were confirmed dead Friday, while one other person remained missing a day after the hillside collapsed and smothered part of a village in mountainous southwestern China. Rescuers recovered the last of the 18 students' remains early on Friday, about 18 hours...
  • 80 dead in China quakes, rescue efforts hampered September 8, 2012

    Beijing: Twin earthquakes and a spate of aftershocks struck southwestern China on Friday, toppling thousands of houses and sending boulders cascading across roads. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds injured in the remote mountainous area, and more than 100,000 residents were evacuated. Damage was preventing rescuers from reaching outlying...
  • 64 killed, 715 injured in China quake September 7, 2012

    Beijing: At least 64 people were killed and 715 others injured on Friday when a shallow earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks jolted the mountainous southwest China, triggering landslides and toppling over 20,000 homes. The 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the border area of Yiliang county in Yunnan province and Weining...
  • 5.7 magnitude quake jolts China, 2 killed June 24, 2012

    Beijing: At least two people were killed and 100 others injured after a 5.7magnitude earthquake jolted a remote mountainous area in southwest China on Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction. The casualties were reported in the county of Ninglang in Yunnan province, a spokesman with the Yunnan Provincial Seismological Bureau said. The...
  • China quake toll: 25 killed, 250 injured March 11, 2011

    Beijing: The death toll from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, close to Myanmar border on Thursday, has risen to 25, local authorities have said. So far, 250 people have been injured and condition of 134 of them are said to be serious,...
  • Flood in China leaves 55 dead, 1 million forced to flee June 15, 2008

    Beijing: State media are reporting 55 people have been killed and seven are missing in flooding across a broad stretch of southern China. A Sunday report by the official Xinhua News Agency says more than 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes across nine provinces, including Sichuan, which...