At least 381 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured when an earthquake struck a remote part of China’s southwestern Yunnan province Sunday, according to official media, in the latest incident in a temblor-prone region.

The earthquake severed local communications, power and transport lines, making contact with the stricken area difficult, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said.

 (image: The Wall Street Journal)

More than 2,500 personnel from the People’s Liberation Army were dispatched to help the effort, including those equipped with survivor-detection devices and excavation tools as well as medical personnel. Another 7,000 police officers, firefighters, troops and officials had been sent in by local authorities.

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