The number of victims of the earthquake of magnitude 5.7, which occurred on Friday in southern China has risen to 64 people, the number of wounded reached the mark in 715 people, according to Xinhua news agency.
Previously reported 50 dead and 150 wounded.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located one kilometer to the south-east of the village Tszyaokuy in Yunnan Province. Its center was located at a depth of nine kilometers. After that followed a series of earthquakes aftershocks, the magnitude of the strongest of which was 5.6.
According to the agency, the element also affected towns in the neighboring province of Guizhou. Only in the two provinces were damaged or destroyed about 30 million homes, about 100,000 people were evacuated.
The first news of the deaths came from the Administration of Yunnan Province, the report said.
In late June, an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 in Yunnan two people died and about 100 were injured.
The strongest recent earthquake in southwest China in May 2008. The epicenter was located in the province of Sichuan, killing more than 80,000 people.