AceWorldNews – CHINA (Yunnan) – May 30 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck China’s south-western Yunnan province on Friday morning, the USGS reports.
The epicentre of the tremor was located at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, just 27 kilometres from the town of Pingyuan in Yingjiang County.
Local authorities sent a team of over 50 people for surveying, investigation, and disaster evaluation, Xinhua reported.
There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The county borders Myanmar and has a population of 300,000.
#AceWorldNews – CHINA – April 21 – Thirteen people have died in a coal mine gas explosion in south-west China’s Yunnan Province, the local government said in a press release on Monday.
The accident happened at around 12:30 a.m. in a pit of Hongtutian Coal Mine in Fuyuan County, in the city of Qujing, when a total of 56 people were working there.
Forty-two people managed to escape without injuries while 14 were trapped.
Rescuers have retrieved 13 dead bodies, but search operations continue for the worker who remains missing.
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#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 05 – A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck south-western China on Saturday. At least three people were injured, Xinhua reported.
Rescuers were sent to the province of Yunnan, which reported damage to buildings and roads and landslides.
The epicenter was located at a depth of 13 km near a village and one of China’s largest hydro eclectic power plants. The HPP was working as normal, local media said.
Tremors were also felt in the neighbouring province of Sichuan.
#AceNewsServices says that the `Chinese authorities said Sunday that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was behind a deadly attack on a train station in south-west Yunnan Province last night, local media reported.
At least 29 innocent people died, and more than 130 were injured in the attack on the Kunming Railway Station carried out by a group of more than 10 knife-wielding people, Xinhua news agency said.
Police reportedly killed five attackers and is searching for the rest of the group.
“Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming Railway Station terrorist attack was orchestrated by Xinjiang separatist forces,” Xinhua cited local municipal officials.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered law enforcement bodies to crack down on terrorist activities and severely punish the suspects in the attack.
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement, often blamed by the Chinese authorities for leading an insurgency in the northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, has not claimed responsibility for the attack. The movement is designated a terrorist group by the United Nations.
Xinjiang’s eight million Uighurs have complained of political, cultural and religious persecution by Beijing and there have been repeated calls by Uighurs for independence.
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