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Quake kills more than 360

BEIJING (AP) -- China says at least 367 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured when a strong earthquake rattled Yunnan province in the southern part of the country.

The official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency says about 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 277 miles northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming.

The mountainous region where Sunday afternoon's quake occurred is largely agricultural, with farming and mining the top industries, and is prone to earthquakes.

The news agency says more than 2,500 troops have been dispatched to the disaster region and the Red Cross is sending supplies. 

China's social media site shows rescuers searching through flattened buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake struck at a depth of 6 miles.

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