China Earthquake: Death Toll Rises In Sichuan Province, Rescue Operations Continue

(Worthy News) – At least 13 people died and over 175 were injured late Tuesday after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit a popular tourist area in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, according to state media. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “all-out efforts” to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured.

Some 28 people have suffered severe injuries in the high-magnitude earthquake that struck Jiuzhaigou County, the China Global Television Network reported.

At least five people who died were tourists, according to state-owned Xinhua news agency. Over 2,800 people were rescued and evacuated from the severely damaged InterContinental Hotel at the popular tourist site. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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