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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Die in China Quake

BEIJING () -- Two people died and 36 were injured, two seriously, when an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the open-ended Richter scale hit a thinly-populated area along the Burma-China border on Wednesday, Chinese officials said.

Two elderly women died of heart attacks when the earthquake jolted their homes in Menglian county near the border with China in southwestern Yunnan province at around dawn, an official of the Menglian Disaster Relief Office said by telephone.