Death toll grows after quake topples buildings

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 3 at 4:02 PM

BEIJING (AP) — China now says more than 360 people were killed today when a strong earthquake rattled Yunnan province.

The official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says more than 1,800 others were injured and thousands of homes collapsed.

The news agency says more than 2,500 troops have been dispatched to the disaster region and the Red Cross is sending supplies.

China's social media site shows rescuers searching through flattened buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at a depth of 6 miles.

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