Xinhua news agency, Kunming, May 19 (Reporter Lin Bifeng) the Information Office of Qiaojia county government in Yunnan Province reported that as of 5:00 on May 19, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake in Qiaojia county had killed 2 people, injured 13 and buried another one. At present, the public security, fire fighting, emergency and other rescue forces are carrying out emergency rescue work.
On the way to Xiaohe Town, Qiaojia county, the epicenter of the earthquake, the reporter saw that the road to Xiaohe Town was smooth, and a small number of people in Xiaohe Town were sheltering in open places. The fire brigade is building a rescue and relief headquarters on the first floor of Xiaohe Town Government Square. The local walls of the town government office building are cracked and the walls fall off.
It was reported that after the earthquake, Qiaojia county immediately arranged to deploy 16 townships to do well in earthquake rescue and relief, disaster verification and mass transfer, so as to fully guarantee the safety of people’s lives and properties. Qiaojia county public security bureau special patrol brigade, fire rescue brigade, Emergency Management Bureau and other rescue forces rushed to the disaster area immediately to carry out rescue work.
Yunnan Seismological Bureau launched the level-4 emergency response, established the emergency command center to carry out the emergency response and disposal work, sent the first group of on-site team members to the disaster area, carried out the on-site earthquake monitoring work, and assisted the local government to carry out the earthquake emergency disposal work.
Qiaojia county meteorological observatory reported that in the next three days, Qiaojia county will mainly have cloudy weather in sunny days, and Xiaohe Town will have showers when sunny days turn cloudy.