65 killed after 6.8-magnitude quake hits Sichuan

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Medical workers transfer the wounded at a temporary shelter in Moxi Town of Luding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 5, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

A total of 65 people have been killed in a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Luding county in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Monday, local authorities said Tuesday.

Thirty-seven people were killed in Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, and the other 28 died in Shimian county of Ya'an city.

As of 7 am Tuesday, 12 people were missing and 170 were found injured in Ganzi, including 56 seriously injured. A total of 78 people were injured in Shimian county as of 5:50 am Tuesday.

The earthquake struck Luding county at 12:52 pm Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Sichuan has activated the highest level of emergency response for the earthquake.

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