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30 Dead As Earthquake Hits Southwest China

 BEIJING::At least 30 people were killed after a strong earthquake struck southwestern China on Monday, according to reports.

The  6.8-magnitude earthquake struck 43 kilometers in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 16 km from the ground at 29.59 degree north latitude and 102.08 degree east longitude.

China's Sichuan province was shaken by the strong tremors of the earthquake, the magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale Buildings shook in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province

As of till now,more than 30 people have died in the quake.

 

 

 Reports said,by the tremors shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu millions of people inside their rooms due to Covid lockdown.

Footage broadcast by CCTV appeared to show damaged buildings and a street strewn with fallen masonry in Garze.

Hundreds of rescue workers were dispatched to the epicentre, CCTV reported, alongside footage of firefighters in orange jumpsuits boarding trucks and navigating a highway littered with rocks and other debris.

President Xi Jinping called for local authorities to "make saving lives the first priority, go all out to rescue people in disaster-stricken areas, and minimise loss of life," according to CCTV.

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