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12 dead, 125 injured in magnitude 6.0 earthquake in China's Sichuan province

 
Death toll from China quakes rises to 11
At least 12 people died and 125 others suffered injuries after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the Sichuan province in southwest China on Monday night, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency said on Tuesday, quoting the Ministry of Emergency Management.
 
The quake struck Changning County of Yibin City at 10:55 pm local time on Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) said.
 
Its epicentre was located at latitude 28.34 degrees North and longitude 104.90 degrees East and it occurred at a depth of 16 km, the report said.
 
Most of the deaths were caused by damaged houses, the report quoted rescue workers as saying.
 
Fifty-three people are receiving treatment in two hospitals in Changning. Among them, two are in critical conditions and six others are severely injured.
 
Rescue and relief teams have been rushed to the affected areas, along with food and other emergency supplies, tents, folding cots, quilts and so on.
 
A major highway connecting Yibin and Xuyong county of Sichuan's Luzhou city was closed and some other roads were also blocked, the report said.
 
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