China Earthquakes Kill 400

China earthquakes have killed about 400 Wednesday, says Chinese state television.
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BEIJING (

TheStreet

) -- China earthquakes have killed about 400 Wednesday, says Chinese state television.

A series of strong earthquakes struck China's western Qinghai province Wednesday. CTTV quoted an emergency official as saying that the number of injured has risen to more than 10,000 as rescue workers struggle to dig out trapped people, the

Associated Press

reports.

The China quake measured a magnitude of 6.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor struck an area in southern Qinghai, near Tibet, on Wednesday morning and was followed by several aftershocks,

AP

reports.