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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake leaves 16 injured in southwest China County

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By ITN News Editor December 17, 2018 13:26

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake leaves 16 injured in southwest China County

A total of 16 people were reported injured after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Xingwen County, Yibin City, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The Ministry of Emergency Management initiated an emergency response after the earthquake. People in towns near the epicenter felt the quake strongly. Some houses suffered minor damage while a small number of houses collapsed. Some households in the area suffered power and gas outages. Roads in several areas were also affected by landslides. Local firefighters rushed to the epicenter to carry out search and rescue efforts, and more rescue workers are on the way.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 17, 2018 13:26
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