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At least 4 dead, several injured after 6.1 magnitude of Earthquake hit southwest china

By Priyanka Verma 
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At least 4 dead, several injured after 6.1 magnitude of Earthquake hit southwest china

New Delhi: At least 4 were dead and several injured after two earthquakes hit southwestern China on Wednesday, state media reported.

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According to the CCTV, A shallow 6.1-magnitude quake hit a sparsely populated area in Sichuan province about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of provincial capital Chengdu. It was followed three minutes later by a second quake of magnitude 4.5 in a nearby county where the deaths and injuries occurred.

Another video posted on social media by state-run broadcaster CGTN appeared to show the first quake sparking a landslide that damaged cars and left rocks and soil strewn over a road.

Authorities in the city of Ya’an dispatched more than 4,500 people to the quake area, including emergency rescue workers, firefighters and military police, CCTV reported.

It said the city was “going all out to rescue those who have been trapped… and reduce the number of dead to the greatest extent possible”. Officials were also scrambling to “ensure no casualties are caused by secondary disasters”, CCTV added.

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