At least 13 people died, more than 200 were injured and dozens of houses destroyed, is the preliminary balance of the earthquake of magnitude 6.0 that hit the province of Sichuan in southwest China, reported Tuesday the Office of Disaster Management.
The earthquake was recorded at 22:55 hours of the day before (14:55 GMT) in the Changning district and its epicenter, at a depth of 16 kilometers, was located at 28.4 degrees north latitude and 104.90 degrees east longitude. , the China Seismological Networks Center said. (Oncenoticias
Among the fatalities, nine people lost their lives in Changning and four in the neighboring district of Gongxian, mostly because of the collapse of their homes, while 53 of the injured remain in hospitals, including two in critical condition, according to the agency. Chinese Xinhua news.
Until this morning, the damage count is 73 homes destroyed and another 19 damaged, while the economic losses are estimated at 10.82 million yuan (1.59 million dollars).
In addition, almost 4,500 people were evacuated from areas hit by the quake, which caused the closure of a road connecting Yibin and the Xuyong district of Luzhou city in Sichuan.
The Ministry of Emergency Management and the National Administration of Cereals and Strategic Reserves have sent some 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts to the areas affected by the earthquake.