A woman cries as she sits on the debris of her house at the earthquake zone in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunan province, August 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Wong Campion)
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The death toll in southern China's earthquake rose to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams pushed into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.The Yunnan provincial government said more than 2,400 people were injured in Sunday's 6.1 magnitude quake in the mountainous Yunnan farming region of Ludian county -- the country's deadliest temblor in four years. In 1970, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Yunnan killed at least 15,000 people.In May 2008, a powerful quake in Sichuan province left nearly 90,000 people dead.
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