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Premier Li sets out for Yunnan quake zone

Updated: Aug 4,2014 8:11 AM

An injured resident is carried away to a place of safety after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Southwest China’s Yunnan province at 4:30 pm on Aug 3. [Photo/CCTV]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set out in the morning of Aug 4 for the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that rattled the southwestern province of Yunnan, leaving at least 381 people dead and 1,801 others injured.

The quake struck at 4:30 pm on Aug 3 with a depth of 12 km. The epicenter was in Longtoushan Township, 23 km southwest of Zhaotong, in Ludian county, the China Earthquake Networks Center reported.