Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 2

Chinese state media say an earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people, and injured dozens in the southwestern province of Sichuan

by Associated Press

September 16, 2021, 2:57 AM

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BEIJING — State media reported that an earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people, and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Rescue work was underway following the magnitude-6.0 earthquake.

The official Xinhua News Agency said it struck at 4:33 a.m. in Luxian county at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). State broadcaster CCTV said that 60 people were injured, three seriously, and 35 houses had collapsed.

The epicenter was about 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Chengdu, the provincial capital.

Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes. A magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 left nearly 90,000 people dead in Sichuan, many of them in collapsed schools and other poorly constructed buildings.

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