Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398

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Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry a victim's body at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers mourn victims at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old family matriarch He Guixiu burn paper money beside her body in a ceremony after she was found in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. More than 400 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, state media said, as relatives faced the stark probability that rescuers would only find the remains of their loved ones. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Candles burn beside the body of 71-year-old family matriarch He Guixiu in a ceremony after she was found buried in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. More than 400 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, state media said, as relatives faced the stark probability that rescuers would only find the remains of their loved ones. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
The daughter (C), grand-daughter (R) and daughter-in-law (L) of 71-year-old family matriarch He Guixiu grieve beside her body after she was found buried in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. More than 400 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, state media said, as relatives faced the stark probability that rescuers would only find the remains of their loved ones. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old family matriarch He Guixiu burn paper money beside her body in a ceremony after she was found in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. More than 400 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, state media said, as relatives faced the stark probability that rescuers would only find the remains of their loved ones. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old family matriarch He Guixiu burn paper money beside her body in a ceremony after she was found in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
The body of 71-year-old matriarch He Guixiu is carried away from a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
The body of 71-year-old matriarch He Guixiu is carried away from a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old matriarch He Guixiu grieve as her body is carried away from a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old matriarch He Guixiu react as her body is found in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of 71-year-old matriarch He Guixiu react as her body is found in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Militia men carry flags as they walk across collapsed buildings to search for bodies at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Militia men stop to listen for voices of possible survivors in a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
YANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) A pair of hands holding a candlelight are seen beside candlelights arranged in a heart shape with the date of Ludian earthquake to bless for earthquake victims on August 4, 2014 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. About 398 people were killed, 1801 wounded, 3 missing and 1.08 million people affcted in Ludian earthquake. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Militia men stop to listen for voices in the rubble of a collapsed house at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
A slogan which reads 'family planning benefits the nation' is seen on the side of a government building next to collapsed houses at Longtoushan, in China's southwest Yunnan province on August 5, 2014. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated the once-idyllic mountainside village of Longtoushan in southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
This photo taken on August 4, 2014 shows a woman walking past her destroyed home after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This photo taken on August 4, 2014 shows rescuers and local residents carrying a quake victim after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. Two days after a magnitude 6.1 tremor devastated southwest China's Yunnan province, at least 398 people have been confirmed dead, with 80,000 houses destroyed and 124,000 seriously damaged. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LUDIAN, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Wu Guizhen, a 82-year-old man, is helped from the ruins of Ludian earthquake on August 4, 2014 in Ludian, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. About 398 people were killed, 1801 wounded, 3 missing and 1.08 million people affcted in Ludian earthquake. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Villagers carry relief supplies at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry injured people onto a helicopter at the quake-hit on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry a victim's body at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) An injured man reacts at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry an injured person at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) A boy sits in a tent at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry an injured person onto a helicopter at the quake-hit on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers carry an injured person at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 04: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 4, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A rescuer carries an injured child for evacuation following an earthquake in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers look for earthquake survivors among the debris of collapsed houses in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake victims sit amid the debris of collapsed houses in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry the body of an earthquake victim in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers and residents are pictured amid collapsed houses following an earthquake in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry the body of an earthquake victim in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers take care of an injured earthquake victim in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry an injured earthquake victim in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry an earthquake victim in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A grieving earthquake survivor cries in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A rescuer stands by an excavator clearing debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers walk towards damaged houses and debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers search for survivors amid debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Tired rescuers sleep in the debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers walk past damaged houses in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A rescuer carries a board as he walks past debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
People carry an injured man through the debris in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers carry earthquake victims in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
People carry an injured man in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman (C) carries an injured girl in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake victims carry a camp bed in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A child(C) touches his injured mother as she lies on a wooden board in Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. Rescuers laid out bodies in the streets after at least 398 people were killed by an earthquake in China, leaving the idyllic mountain landscape littered with scenes of devastation and sparking a huge rescue effort. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A father carries his son as they wait to be evacuated from earthquake-struck Ludian County, in China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. An intense rescue operation was under way in China after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake survivors wait to be evacuated in Ludian County, in China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. An intense rescue operation was under way in China after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
A baby cries on its mother's back as they are evacuated from earthquake-struck Ludian County, in China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. An intense rescue operation was under way in China after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. AFP PHOTO/Greg BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Image is highest resolution available.) Rescuers search for buried people at the quake-hit area on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county on Sunday, killing at least 398 people. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Image is highest resolution available.) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Image is highest resolution available.) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Image is highest resolution available.) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows earthquake victims sitting by the street side at night in Ludian county, part of Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) The aftermath after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows a man (C) holding a little girl on a hospital bed during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue an elderly man after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Local people evacuate the area after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows a man (R) carrying an injuried girl in a hospital during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police and a nurse rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Local people evacuate the area after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police and a nurse rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
ZHAOTONG, CHINA - AUGUST 03: (CHINA OUT) Armed police rescue the wounded after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3, 2014 in Zhaotong, Yunnan province of China. A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian county at a depth of 12 kilometers. The quake struck Longtoushan Township at 4:30 pm, Beijing time on Sunday, about 50 kilometers from the city center of Zhaotong. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows a man (C) holding a little girl in the corridor of a hospital bed during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows a nurse (C) walking past two injuried children in a hospital corridor during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows victims staying in the corridor of a hospital during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on August 3, 2014 shows an injuried child lying on her hospital bed during the first night after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, in southwest China's Yunnan province. More than 367 people died and nearly 2,000 were injured when a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province on August 3, bringing homes crashing to the ground and sparking a massive relief operation. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers and a villager walk past rubbles from destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A rescuer walks past a school bag and other items laying on the rubbles of destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Map locates earthquake in Ludian county, Yunnan province; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
A rescuer walks past paramilitary policemen searching for survivors at a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A rabbit sniffs around the rubbles following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

KUNMING, China (AP) - Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

About 12,000 homes collapsed when the quake struck Sunday afternoon in impoverished Ludian county, around 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan province's capital, Kunming, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Rescuers digging in the debris by hand freed a 5-year-old boy whose legs were injured, Xinhua reported. It also said firefighters rescued 32 people who had been trapped but had retrieved the bodies of 43 residents.

Drenched survivors, including some half-naked, were sitting along muddy roads in the rain waiting for food and medication, Xinhua reported. Medics were reporting severe shortages of medicine and an inability to perform operations on the severely injured, while rescuers said their work had been hampered by continuous downpours and quake-triggered landslides, Xinhua said.

Ma Yaoqi, an 18-year-old volunteer in the quake zone, said by phone that at least half of the buildings had collapsed on the road from the city center of Zhaotong to the hardest-hit town of Longtou. The rest of the buildings were damaged, she said.

"I saw dead bodies being wrapped in quilts and carried away," said Ma, who arrived with 20 other volunteers Monday. "Some were wrapped with small quilts. Those must be kids."

Overhead footage of the quake zone shot by state broadcaster CCTV showed older houses flattened but newer multistory buildings still standing.

The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. China's earthquake monitoring agency put the magnitude at 6.5.

The central government has allocated 600 million yuan ($97 million) for rescue and relief work after the quake, the Finance Ministry said.

Dozens of trucks carrying paramilitary troops with banners declaring "Help is on the way" traveled along the four-lane highway from Kunming to Zhaotong on Monday evening.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area were complicating efforts to bring tents, water, food and other relief supplies to survivors. Roads had caved in, and rescuers were forced to travel on foot.

The national meteorological center said the area near the center of the quake would suffer thundershowers over the next three days.

Repeated aftershocks also were making the rescue work dangerous.

The Yunnan Civil Affairs Bureau said on its website that 398 people were killed, three were missing and a further 1,801 injured. The death toll is expected to rise after rescuers reach remote communities to assess casualties. About 230,000 people had been evacuated.

Many of the homes that collapsed in Ludian, which has a population of about 429,000, were old and made of brick, Xinhua said, adding that electricity and telecommunications were cut off in the county.

The mountainous region where the quake occurred is largely agricultural, with farming and mining the top industries, and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 2,500 troops were dispatched to the disaster region, Xinhua said. The government also sent thousands of tents, quilts, sleeping bags, cotton coats, folding beds, chairs and tables, and 50 mobile toilets, Xinhua said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reached the worst-hit area Monday afternoon to oversee quake relief, state media reported.

In 1970, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Yunnan killed at least 15,000 people, and a magnitude-7.1 quake killed more than 1,400 in 1974. In September 2012, 81 people died and 821 were injured in a series of quakes in the region.

In May 2008, a powerful quake in Sichuan province left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing.

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