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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Powerful earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A powerful earthquake in south-west China has killed more than 100 people and left hundreds more injured.

Damaged houses after earthquake in Sichuan, China

The 6.6-magnitude quake struck rural areas of Sichuan province early on Saturday.
Many buildings have been destroyed. Power and water supplies and telephone lines have been cut.

Thousands of soldiers have been sent to help rescue anyone who might be trapped.
But aftershocks and landslides are making it hard to reach some parts.
One injured man told Chinese TV: "We still live in our old house, the new one is not ready yet. Our house just collapsed. Everything collapsed."
Sichuan was devastated by an earthquake in 2008. Tens of thousands of people died and 5 million were left homeless.
From CBBCNews

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