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13 killed, scores injured as quake jolts southwestern China

13 killed, scores injured as quake jolts southwestern China

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Jun 18, 2019 - 11:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thirteen people were killed and 130 others injured as a result of a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose on Tuesday, according to a media report.

More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday's earthquake outside Yibin in Sichuan province, according to the city government.

Chinese State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of rescuers bringing a survivor out of the rubble of a building on a stretcher overnight. Other images showed a woman being helped out of another collapsed structure.

Images from Changning County showed an electricity pole knocked down on the roof of a building, a hole in a brick home and broken windows on the street.

Cracks appeared in several highways and a major highway connecting Yibin and Xuyong County was closed, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Mud and rock slipped from the side of a hill, blocking a road and wrapping around a truck, according to CCTV footage.

More than 10,000 rooms within an undisclosed number of buildings were moderately damaged while 12 collapsed, according to Yibin authorities. The homes of more than 4,000 families were damaged in Gong County.

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