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Sure 28 dead after landslide and earthquake China

Sure 28 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 24 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.

Shortly after the first earthquake were on social media is more than naschokkingen reported. As a result of the quake hit a tourist resort damaged and walked thirty people injured. On Tuesday night, made local media reported four dead and several dozen wounded.

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

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13:45 – 08 August 2017

#BREAKING: M7.0 #earthquake hits near Jiuzhaigou County, SW China’s Sichuan (CENC)

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14:30 – 08 August 2017

Landslide

The landslide that Tuesday morning took place in the mountainous Liangshan, in Sichuan, took on 24 people’s life. 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. Five hundred inhabitants are affected by the landslide, estimate authorities.

Two people might still be missing.

Severe weather

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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