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13 killed in China 7.0-magnitude quake

Society 09.08.2017 | 10:05
Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua

CHENGDU, 9 August (BelTA - Xinhua) - Death toll from a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night has risen to 13.

Injured people receive medical treatment at the People's Hospital in quake-hit Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, early Aug. 9, 2017. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County Tuesday night. Photo: Xinhua

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the earthquake had also left 175 others injured. according to the information office of the provincial government.

The quake jolted Jiuzhaigou County, a popular tourist destination, at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at a depth of 20 km.

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