An earthquake that struck Yingjiang, a county of Yunnan province near the Myanmar border, at 1pm yesterday has killed at least 25 people and injured 250, according to official reports. More than 127,000 people have been evacuated after over 1,000 homes were toppled and another 17,000 damaged. Seven aftershocks so far have followed the quake, and experts still have not determined whether another more serious earthquake could follow. The county has seen repeated tremors over the past few months. The provincial government has sent 9,700 tents, 15,000 quilts, clothes and other relief materials to the victims and evacuees. Many were, and mostly likely still remain, trapped in the rubble, and over 1,000 soldiers have been deployed in a joint rescue operation.