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23 dead after landslide and earthquake China

23 dead after landslide and earthquake China

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The province of Sichuan in southwest China Tuesday, hit by an earthquake with magnitude 7. In the same region fell earlier in the day 23 dead in a landslide, reported local authorities.

The earthquake occurred around 15: 45 Dutch time. According to measurements of the American geological institute (USGS) the earthquake with a magnitude between 6.5 and 7. The epicenter was 36 kilometers from the town of Yongle. According to local authorities in Sichuan to live in the area also a lot of nomads.

There is still nothing known about the damage in the province as a result of the quake.

#Earthquake in #Sichuan Sheng, #China (26m ago). 36km W of Yongle. #Magnitude: 6.5 Depth: 10.0

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Landslide

On Tuesday morning, took place in Sichuan also a landslide in the mountainous Liangshan. The shift was caused by heavy rainfall. By the natural disasters would 71 houses were buried under the debris, from which emergency services have one single person can liberate. Two people might still be missing.

China is already the entire summer plagued by heavy rainfall. The storms caused in addition landslides also multiple floods. In June fell in a landslide in another part of Sichuan ten dead. Seventy people are still missing.

Deaths by landslide in China

In the southwest of China in a landslide 23 deaths, report local authorities.
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The landslide was due to heavy rainfall in Liangshan in the mountainous province of Sichuan.
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By the natural disasters would 71 houses were buried under the debris, from which emergency services have one single person can liberate.
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In June fell in a landslide in another part of Sichuan ten dead. Seventy people are still missing.
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