At Least 12 Dead After Strong Earthquake in Sichuan Province

By That's, June 18, 2019

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A 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan province at 10.55pm on June 17 has killed at least 12 people and left more than 100 people injured, according to Global Times

The quake hit Changning County in Yibin, a prefecture-level city in Southeast region of the province. Local authorities said that an early warning system managed to notify them of the incoming earthquake, allowing for evacuations from 180 schools and 101 communities in the area. 

READ MORE: 60,000 Evacuated as Sichuan Recovers From 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

The Ministry of Emergency Management and National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration sent 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts to affected areas for rescue and disaster relief. 

According to South China Morning Post, the Sichuan Earthquake Administration recorded multiple aftershocks overnight and into the early morning. 

Sichuan province is an area of China known to frequently be affected by earthquakes. In 2008, the now infamous Wenchuan earthquake resulted in 87,000 people either dead or missing. 

READ MORE: 7 years on from the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, survivors still struggle to cope

[Cover image via @卖了克丝/Weibo]

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