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At least 410 people have been killed after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled Southwest China's Yunnan province Sunday afternoon, rescuers said.

The strong quake struck at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time) with a depth of 12 km. The epicenter is in Longtoushan Township, 23 km southwest of the county seat of Ludian, the China Earthquake Networks Center reported.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, there are more than 57-thousand residents across the region who need to be moved for safety reasons.

More than 12,000 houses have been toppled and 30,000 damaged in the quake zone.

Many of the homes that collapsed in Ludian, which has a population of about 429,000, were old and made of brick.

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