Earthquake in central China kills 14, injures 377

A strong earthquake has hit parts of central China, killing at least 14 people, injuring 377 others and destroying hundreds of buildings, the government said. The official Xinhua News Agency said the magnitude-5.7 quake hit Saturday morning and was centered in central Jiangxi province's Ruichang city near the border of Hubei province. Most of the damage occurred in Ruichang and in the popular resort town of Jiujiang, it said. Several counties in neighboring Hubei were also affected. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and thousands damaged, Xinhua said.