Natural Disasters

Earthquakes in China Kill 43

Damage across the Yunnan and Guizhou provinces


Chinese state media say a series of earthquakes in southwestern China has killed at least 43 people and injured scores of others.

The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday, damaging about 40,000 homes in the area. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported.