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Deadly earthquake strikes China’s south-western province and killed at least five people.

Deadly earthquake strikes China’s south-western province and killed at least five people.

A deadly earthquake has killed at least five people and injured more than sixty people in China at the south-western province of Sichuan. The Sichuan province is prone to earthquakes. More than 70,000 people were killed in a quake that occurred in 2008.

China’s National Commission for Disaster Reduction, quoted by AFP news agency, said as many as 100 people may have been killed and 130,000 homes damaged. Some reports in the Chinese media said tourists were among the dead and injured. Recently, People’s Daily China claimed that one tourist has been confirmed dead.

A restaurant owner named ‘Tang Sesheng’ in the town said: “This earthquake felt stronger than the 2008 tremor, and many people had fled buildings and were taking refuge in the main square. “People didn’t dare grab anything like money or clothes – we just all ran outside right away.”

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