Premier Li sets out for Yunnan quake zone

Updated: 2014-08-04 08:11


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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set out on Monday morning for the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that rattled the southwestern province of Yunnan, leaving at least 373 people dead and 1,801 others injured.

The quake struck at 4:30 pm on Sunday 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.