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2006-07-22 18:35:57

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake in China's southwestern Yunnan province on Saturday toppled hundreds of houses and killed at least 18 people, official Chinese media reported. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck a mountainous area close to the border with Sichuan province, injured over 100 people, state television said, with national radio reporting 51 people as seriously injured. At least 630 houses had been destroyed and some 500 houses risked collapsing, with...

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