1st LD: 66 killed after 6.8-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan

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CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 66 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.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, 38 people had been killed in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the other 28 died in Ya'an City, the rescue headquarters told a press briefing.

Fifteen people were missing and 253 were injured, with five in critical condition and 70 in serious condition.

The earthquake struck Luding County at 12:52 p.m. Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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

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