Sunday, April 21, 2013

Powerful earthquake hits China leaving about 150 Dead with over 3,000 injured

Powerful earthquake hits China leaving more than 150 Dead injures 3,000.  scores of buildings have been reported damaged after a strong earthquake in Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, Apr. 20, 2013.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake Saturday in southwest China's Sichuan province has climbed to more than 160 people, with more than 6,700 injured.China's official Xinhua news agency says President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out measures to rescue victims and minimize casualties following the disaster.Chinese officials called it a 7.0-magnitude quake, while the U.S. Geological Survey put the strength at 6.6. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 kilometers.

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