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Death toll of M-6.8 earthquake in Sichuan rises to 46

2022-09-06 Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- At least 46 deaths were reported in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Luding County in southwest China’s Sichuan on Monday, local authorities said at a press briefing.

Among the dead, 29 were from Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Region and 17 from Ya’an city.

As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, 16 people were still missing and 50 were injured. The search for trapped people continues.


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