The Chinese central government has earmarked 10 million yuan (US$1.2 million) for disaster relief in quake-hit southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Dayao County of Yunnan Province at 8:28 p.m. Thursday. The death toll has risen to three, with 46 injured.
A strong quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the county earlier this July, killing more than 10 people.
(Xinhua News Agency October 18, 2003)