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Sure 29 dead after landslide and earthquake China

Sure 29 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 hours Dutch time. According to measurements of the American geological institute (USGS) the earthquake with a magnitude between 6.5 and 7. The epicentre was close to Jiuzhaigou, a popular park that attracts many visitors. The further region is sparsely populated.

Shortly after the first earthquake were on social media multiple aftershocks reported. As a result of the quake hit a tourist resort damaged and walked thirty people injured. On Tuesday night Dutch time made the local media reporting five dead and at least thirty were seriously injured.

#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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The International Red Cross has let us know that it is difficult for the damage of the earthquake to oversee. The quake took place at night. As a result of the natural disasters fell and the electricity and communications networks.

The organisation meanwhile send us experts to the region, which relief may provide to the affected communities and that the damage mapping. Also supplies ready to get to the areas.

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 residents 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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