Death toll of southwest China quake rises to 4

November 23, 2014 7:26 am

, QUAKECHENGDU, Nov 23 – The death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province had risen to four as of 11:30am Sunday.

The quake struck at 4:55pm Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong Town, Kangding, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, about 37 km from the county seat, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Fifty-four people were injured, including six in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. The remaining 43 people suffered minor injuries, according to the prefecture government.

The injured are all being treated in the People’s Hospital of Garze.

More than 79,500 people were affected and 25,000 houses were damaged. About 6,200 people had been relocated.


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