By Ian Swanson - 08/03/14 06:03 PM EDT
The United States has offered assistance to China after an earthquake in the country’s southwestern Yunnan province killed nearly 400 people on Sunday.
U.S. officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts about the reported 6.5 magnitude quake, which killed at least 387 people and injured 1,800, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives, those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day,” she said. “U.S. disaster response officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts. The United States stands ready to assist.”
The earthquake caused tens of thousands of buildings in Ludian County to fall, according to the Xinhua news agency.