(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Forty-six people have been killed in a 6.8-magnitude earthquake
that jolted Luding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on
Monday, local authorities said at a press briefing, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, 16 people were missing and over 50
injured, said Wang Feng, deputy director of the Sichuan provincial
emergency management department.
Among the dead, 29 were from Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
which administers Luding County, and the other 17 were from Ya'an
The earthquake relief headquarters of Ganzi has activated the
highest level of emergency response for the earthquake.
The 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding County at 12:52 p.m.
Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks
The epicenter was monitored at 29.59 degrees north latitude and
102.08 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 16 km, the CENC
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