BEIJING, Aug 12 (AFP) - More than
125,000 people have been left homeless after an earthquake in southwest
China that killed four and injured nearly 600, local officials said Thursday.
The 5.6 Richter-scale quake rocked Ludian
County in Yunnan province late Tuesday, causing massive damage to buildings.
Some 126,234 people, or a third of the
county, were living in tents or in the open after 18,556 houses collapsed,
according to the latest statistics reported by the Xinhua news agency.
In addition, 65,601 houses were damaged,