3 dead, 5 injured in 7.1-magnitude quake in China's Xinjiang

24-01-2024 10:28 AM

Ammon News - Three people were killed and five others injured when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Wushi County and its surrounding areas in Aksu Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday, local authorities said.

All three deaths and four of the five injuries occurred in Akqi County, which is adjacent to Wushi County, and one person was injured in Wushi County itself.

Organized rescue efforts are carried out in an orderly manner, with 12,426 people having been relocated to safe places.


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