400 killed, 10,000 injured in earthquake in China

Agencies Tags : China, earthquake, Qinghai, Tibetan Posted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 at 0827 hrs Beijing:
April 14, 2010:
Kathmandu, Nepal
A powerful earthquake on Wednesday devastated China's remote northwestern province of Qinghai killing 400 people as it toppled houses, created cracks in dams and left 10,000 injured, officials said.
The trembler measuring 7.1-magnitude on Richter scale hit the province in the Qinghai Tibetan plateau early today almost flattening Jiegu township, where more than 85 per cent of the houses collapsed.
Indian embassy in Beijing said that they have not received reports of any casualty of Indian nationals. Paramilitary and rescue workers were working with t their hands to remove the rubble to save the people buried under it. TV footage said that all access roads to the region had been damaged and even the airport cut off.
Downed phone lines, strong gales and continuing aftershocks were hindering the rescue efforts with Xinhua reporting that people with blood were lying on the roads. The Chinese official said the toll could go up as the houses in the remote area are mostly made of mud and almost all of them collapsed in the quake.

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