CHINA Death toll rises to 12 in SW China earthquake

CHINA

Death toll rises to 12 in SW China earthquake

China Daily

08:37, June 18, 2019

Another 5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Yibin, Sichuan province at 7:34 am in the wake of a 6.0-magnitude quake last night.

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Rescue workers, along with local residents, try to save people buried under the rubble, after an earthquake hit Changning county of Yibin city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, June 18, 2019. (Photo: IC)

Quake in Sichuan kills 12, injures 125

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Yibin, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Monday has claimed 12 lives and left 125 people injured as of 8:30 am Tuesday, according to Cover News.

The earthquake rattled Changning county of Yibin in Southwest China's Sichuan province, at 10:55 pm Monday (Beijing Time), according to local authorities.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has activated an emergency response and sent a work team to the stricken areas to provide guidance in rescue and disaster relief.

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