February 21, 2024

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Powerful earthquake in China: At least 111 dead

Powerful earthquake in China: At least 111 dead

At least 111 people have been killed in a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in northwest China, the agency said. EFE.

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported that the quake struck beneath the surface in the northwestern province of Gansu, with extensive damage reported, including collapsed houses.

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The earthquake occurred at a depth of ten kilometers. The quake was about 100 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital Lanzhou and was followed by several aftershocks.

The State Council (the Chinese executive) and the Ministry of Emergency Management issued a secondary response to the incident, which particularly affected Zhishan County, Gansu and Haidong City in neighboring Qinghai.

Panic among Gansu residents after severe earthquake

Parts of Gansu Province and neighboring Qinghai Province were also affected Xinhua. As a result, many people ran to the streets in panic.

Global Times He said 100 people died and 96 were injured in Gansu, while a total of 11 and 140 were injured in Qinghai.

The earthquake caused panic among people in northwest China (Photo: AP)

Rescue teams began work early Tuesday, and President Xi Jinping urged “every effort” in search and relief efforts.

Xinhua It has been reported that electricity and drinking water services have been disconnected in some villages. Videos posted on social media showed collapsed roofs and debris littering the streets. Also, passenger and freight train services have been suspended in the affected area.

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According to Global TimesA total of 1,440 National Service firefighters were dispatched to the disaster area to carry out rescue operations.

Earthquakes are common in China. In August, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the east of the country, injuring more than 20 people and collapsing dozens of buildings.

with the information that AP, EFE And AFP