Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Deadly earthquake hits China's Sichuan province

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a strong earthquake which shook the south-western Chinese province of Sichuan.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Yibin in Changning County, south-east of the provincial capital Chengdu, late on Monday, officials said.

It was followed by several powerful aftershocks.

TV footage showed rescuers pulling injured people from the rubble of collapsed buildings.


More than 4,000 people have had to be relocated because their homes were destroyed or damaged.

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