Earthquake hits southwest China

Deadly earthquake strikes China's southwestern Sichuan province.


    Seventeen people were killed and about 100 injured in Sichuan while five residents died and 26 were hurt in the neighbouring Yunnan province, the Xinhua news agency reported.


    Parts of Sichuan province were devastated by an earthquake that killed about 70,000 people in May.


    The province has struggled to rebuild after the disaster which left at least 10 million people homeless.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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