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    A woman carries her salvaged goods through the rubble of destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province (File)

    Almost 9,000 Suffer From Earthquake in China's Southwestern Yunnan Province

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    About 8,960 people suffered from an earthquake that shook the province of Yunnan in the southwest of China earlier in the day, local media reported on Monday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) According to the CCTV broadcaster, about 2,000 households suffered in the earthquake, with some of local residents wounded lightly, but the exact number of the injured was not reported.

    Many buildings reportedly showed cracks after the earthquake and lessons were canceled in schools.

    According to other media reports, the earthquake had impacted 15,800 people and the consequences are still being addressed.

    The earthquake of a 5.1 magnitude was registered at 7.55 a.m. local time (23:55 GMT on Sunday), with several weaker shocks following shortly after.

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