The death toll from a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake in China’s Sichuan province has risen to 46. In addition, more than half a hundred were injured. Many are missing. Many houses have been damaged due to landslides in various places due to the earthquake. Electricity and telecommunication systems are disrupted. News CNN.
According to Chinese media, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the southern part of China at around 1 pm local time on Monday (September 5). It shook Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu as well as neighboring provinces. Many people were seen running around in fear. Many people came out of the house at this time and came to the street.
- Landslides occurred in various parts of Sichuan due to the earthquake. Hundreds of houses and roads near the epicenter of the earthquake were heavily damaged. Many areas were turned into ruins. Communication was cut off in the entire Sichuan province.
- The China Geological Survey said the epicenter of the earthquake was in the Luding mountain area, 226 kilometers southwest of Chengdu. However, there were no reports of damage to dams and hydropower plants within 50 km of the epicenter. However, the provincial grid has been damaged, authorities said.
- Immediately after the earthquake, members of rescue organizations started rescue operations in the affected areas. At this time, they are seen rescuing the injured from the rubble. However, it is feared that the number of casualties may increase as many people are trapped under the rubble. Chinese President Xi Jinping has already ordered to intensify the rescue operation.
The strongest earthquake ever recorded hit Sichuan in May 2008. About 70,000 people lost their lives in the 8-magnitude earthquake centered in Wenchuan.
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