China Hit By 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake: 12 Reported Killed And Around 175 Injured

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Two aftershocks followed a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, a remote region near the border with Kazakhstan. At writing, 12 people had been announced dead with around 175 said to have been injured and under treatment.



Rescuers work in quake-hit Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 8, 2017.
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The place, Jiuzhaigou, or Jiuzhai Valley, is a national park which is a popular tourist destination which has spectacular waterfalls and visited by large numbers of tourists.

In fact, around 34,000 tourists were said to be in the area when the earthquake struck and a large percentage of the dead and injured are said to be tourists. Around 31,000 people are said to have been evacuated from the area till now.

Rescue effort are still going on and number of injured and dead is expected to rise further.


Further reading


  1. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/08/asia/china-earthquake/index.html
  2. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1060346.shtml
  3. http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/chinas-xinjiang-hit-by-6-3-magnitude-earthquake-us-geological-survey-1735222
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strong-earthquake-strikes-western-china/2017/08/08/5d24f34c-7c42-11e7-b2b1-aeba62854dfa_story.html?utm_term=.fcc2ea2af7d8

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It is said that 100 people are dead and many people are injured. So sad news. :-(

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Yes they are saying the dead might exceed 100, but a natural disaster is beyond anyone's control. Sad indeed!

Hello friend @norbu congratulations for your post, thanks for sharing :-)

So sad to hear... It's insane what our earth is capable of doing...

sad to hear hope losses are minimal :(

@norbu
Perhaps all the tourism in good situations and no more shocked. And the team of rescue can help the people earthquakes disaster soon.. Thanks @norbu for your information and care about situation in China..

....tragedy 😔