Earthquake at the Shangri-La in China: five dead

August 31, 2013. In the south-western China in the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, a powerful earthquake, whose magnitude was 5.8. At least five people were killed and over 20 injured. Xinhua News Agency reported that among the victims — seven tourists, without specifying their nationality.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was near the town of Benzilan in Yunnan province at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

Many of the roads in the region were under the rubble, broken communication, there are reports of numerous landslides.

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AFP reports that in mountain areas

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