Strong earthquake in southwest China kills 46

BEIJING, 06 September 2022, (TON): At least 46 people were killed when a strong earthquake struck southwestern China, state media reported, as violent tremors in a remote region damaged homes and left some areas without electricity.

The magnitude 6.6 quake hit about 43 kilometers southeast of the city of Kangding in Sichuan province at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said that 17 people died in Ya’an city, while 29 deaths were reported in neighboring Ganzi Prefecture.

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