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8月5日云南地震最新消息:云南昭通6.5级地震 已致381人遇难

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  8月3日16时30分,云南省昭通市鲁甸县发生6.5级地震。截至4日8时40分初步统计,地震已造成381人死亡。据云南消防介绍,截至4日10时30分,参与救援的消防部队共搜救出30人,搜寻出遇难者遗体36具,疏散转移群众1300余人。

  A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China's Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

  The epicenter is in Longtoushan Township, 23 km southwest of the county seat of Ludian, in Zhaotong city.

  More than 12,000 houses have been toppled and 30,000 damaged in the quake zone.

  At least 381 people dead and 1,801 injured

  Many of the homes that collapsed in Ludian, which has a population of about 429,000, were old and made of brick.

  Weather

  Rains have been forecast in Ludian, Qiaojia, Huize counties for the next three days. Thunder showers are expected in Ludian, Xinhuanet reported. Bad weather is likely to hamper the rescue efforts in the quake-hit zone.

  Rescue

  Two helicopters have landed on Longtoushan township of Ludian county, making air passage easy for the rescue efforts, people.com.cn reported. Five injured people have been taken to the helicopter for transfer.

  980,000 affected

  More than 980,000 people are affected by the quake, according to the press conference.

  Traffic

  Torrential rain blocks traffic in quake-hit area, CCTV reports.

  Aftershocks

  As of 8:00 am on August 4, a total of 411 aftershocks have been detected in the quake-hit Ludian county, Yunan province.

  Blood needed

  Blood bank in Zhaotong city, Yunan province, has blood for just 200 people, while the number of the injured in the earthquake has increased to more than 1,800, yunnan.cn reported Monday. The center has called for residents to donate more blood for the quake victims.

  Reporter's log: Rushing to the disaster zone

  At around 4:40 pm I was washing my clothes, as I usually do on the weekend.

  Xi: All-out efforts in relief operation

  LUDIAN, Yunnan - At least 381 people have been killed as of 8:40 am Monday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled Southwest China's Yunnan province Sunday afternoon, rescuers said.

  The strong quake struck at 4:30 pm Sunday (Beijing Time) with a depth of 12 km. The epicenter is in Longtoushan Township, 23 km southwest of the county seat of Ludian, in Zhaotong City, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

  In Zhaotong, the quake has left 302 people dead in Ludian, 66 dead in Qiaojia County and caused another death in the city's Zhaoyang District, according to the Yunnan Provincial Department of Civil Affairs.

  Meanwhile, in Huize County of the neighboring Qujing City, the quake has killed 10 people.

  In addition, five people are reported missing, including three in Qiaojia and two in Huize, and 57,200 residents need to be transferred to safe areas, according to the department.

  In instructions issued late Sunday night, President Xi Jinping ordered that authorities concerned give top priority to saving people's lives, minimize casualties and guarantee a proper settlement for quake victims.

  He called for all-out efforts in relief operation and strengthening aftershock monitoring to prevent secondary disasters.

  Premier Li Keqiang also made instructions for disaster relief, urging local authorities to try every possible means to save the injured people and those buried in rubble.

  He required that local authorities provide residents in quake zone with adequate food, clothes, clean drinking water, temporary shelters and timely medical treatment.

  Quake wreaks havoc

  More than 12,000 houses have been toppled and 30,000 damaged in the quake zone. The quake has also cut traffic, electricity and telecommunications in Ludian County.

  Aftershocks have triggered landslides and cracked many bridges, forcing rescuers to walk on foot to the quake-hit area.

  The landslides blocked a river in Hongshiyan Village, forming a barrier lake that threatens 800 villagers.

  Two main roads leading to Ludian that were damaged by the quake and downpours have reopened after emergency repair, staff of Zhaotong's road administration told Xinhua.

  Zhou Minzheng, a resident of Longquan Village, was seen escorting his nephew to hospital late Sunday night. He told Xinhua that his nephew, whose parents were both killed in the quake, is in a coma. Their houses have collapsed.

  Pictures and video clips on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, show firefighters helping those stuck in collapsed houses get out of the rubble. Many injured are put on stretchers by doctors and nurses while receiving intravenous injection.

  Ma Hao, a college student who is volunteering for the rescue at Longtoushan Township, told Xinhua that he saw bodies buried in ruins, and that he helped to carry more than 40 injured people out of the collapsed buildings.

  "Honestly, it's such a shame that we had no time to take care of the bodies. We need to help those alive first," he said.

  "I felt a strong jolt on my fifth-floor home and some small objects in my home fell off the shelves," said a resident in the county seat of Ludian.

  Ma Liya, a resident in the county seat, told Xinhua via telephone that the streets were like "battlefield after bombardment." She added that the house of her neighbor, a new two-story building, was toppled.

  "It's so terrible. The aftermath is much much worse than what happened after the quake two years ago. I have never felt so strong tremors before. What I can see are all ruins," she said.

  However, Ma is worrying more about the family of her cousin, who live in the epicenter Longtoushan, as her calls to the families went unanswered.

  "I just hope they are safe and sound. They didn't answer the calls," she said.

  The quake toppled and cracked many buildings, particularly old ones and residential homes.

  "Too many buildings were damaged and we are collecting data on deaths and injuries," said Chen Guoyong, head of the Longtoushan Township, adding an rescue operation is under way.

  Sadness and scare are still hanging in the air in the crowded People's Hospital of Ludian County, where wards and corridors are filled with sickbeds, as doctors and nurses are working attentively to treat the injured.

  Chen Lihong, a local villager hailing from Longtoushan Township, screamed out loud as a nurse helped turn over her body in bed. She broke her waist when her neighbor's house collapsed in the quake.

  "The houses crumbled all at once," said Liu Lumei, Chen's mother-in-law while comforting Chen who was moaning in pain."It was so scary," Liu told Xinhua at the hospital.

  Villager Tang Shaoyuan is also in the hospital taking care of his mother, who sustained injuries in her back, legs and shoulders.

  "I was collecting red peppers in my house when the quake struck, so I ran outside immediately," Tang said."Two of my neighbors were buried under the ruins."

  DISASTER RELIEF

  Local authorities have dispatched more than 7,000 rescuers to the quake zone, including troops, police officers, fire-fighters and government officials.

  They were joined by more than 2,500 troops sent by the Chengdu Military Area Command of the People's Liberation Army, and 60 medical workers and 90 rescuers sent by authorities in the neighboring Sichuan Province.

  In addition, the Yunnan Branch of China Eastern Airlines has brought relief work teams to Zhaotong.

  The civil affairs authorities said that 20,050 tents, 15,000 folding beds, 29,500 quilts and 25,000 coats have been sent to the area.

  In a race to save more lives, the Red Cross Society of China and some non-governmental organizations have also sent relief supplies to Ludian.

  However, unfavorable weather conditions may hamper rescue and relief work, as it is raining hard in the quake zone. More rains are forecast in the coming week, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

  Located in the northeast of Yunnan, Ludian County has a population of about 430,000. A big number of houses in the county's rural area are mud-and-brick shacks that are extremely vulnerable in earthquakes.

  Zhaotong, about 300 km from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, is on the quake belt and has been occasionally jolted by quakes.

  In September 2012, a 5.7-magnitude quake caused more than 80 deaths and injured more than 800 people.

  In 1974, a 7.1-magnitude quake in the same place killed more than 1,400 people.

  Jiang Haikun, a research fellow with the CENC, said that aftershocks measuring 5 to 6 on the Richter scale are possible in the area, but he ruled out the possibility of stronger quakes in the epicenter.

  "Yunnan is prone to moderate and strong quakes, and such quakes usually occur on similar scales. We will keep a close eye over the aftershocks," Jiang told Xinhua.

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