China: Seven tourists injured in earthquakes in Yunnan province, hundreds more evacuated

Posted on September 1, 2013 • Filed under: China, Natural Disaster, Tourists Injured, Travel News

The Shanghai Daily reports that about 300 tourists are being evacuated from two counties in southwest China’s Yunnan Province after earthquakes hit the province on Wednesday and Saturday, tourism officials said Sunday. Falling rocks injured seven tourists aboard four coach buses after a 5.9-magnitude quake struck the Yunnan-Sichuan border area in the counties of Shangri-La and Deqen in Yunnan Province and Derong County in Sichuan Province at 8:04 a.m. Saturday, said Yu Fan, deputy director of the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Committee. Read article

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