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11 dead and 122 injured of 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit in Southern China



Sichuan, China (June 18, 2019)- 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the in Sichuan Province in the southern part of China and leaving 11 dead and 122 injured.

Late night Monday 10:55 pm June 17, 2019, Beijing time. The strong quake hit 20 km away from Yibin, Sichuan, China. Search and rescue effort is underway according to Xinhua News Agency.

Aside from casualties and injuries, In other nearby areas, the quake felt like 6.0 magnitude and due to the shallow depth of 16km it causes one hotel to collapse in Changning County and reported some damage roads.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has already sent rescue personnel and firefighting crews. National Food and Strategic Reserve Administration had already dispatched 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts in the affected area.
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