At least 367 people have been killed and 1300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck south-west China.
The quake struck about 11km north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 4.30pm local time. The earthquake was the strongest to hit the province in 14 years and struck at a depth of about 10km.
At this stage local authorities have said that about 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a county of some 439,000 people.
The Chinese government has announced it will send about 2000 tents, 3000 folding beds, 3000 quilts and 3000 coats to the disaster zone.
South-west China lies in an area that is prone to earthquakes. An earthquake in Sichuan in 2008 killed tens of thousands of people, while a 7.7 quake in 1970 killed at least 15,000 people.
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