Monday September 05, 2022

VIDEO: Earthquake in China`s Sichuan kills 21, shakes provincial capital

VIDEO: Earthquake in China`s Sichuan kills 21, shakes provincial capital

Some roads and homes near the epicentre were damaged by landslides.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck China's Sichuan province on Monday, the strongest to hit the region since 2017, killing at least 21 people and shaking the provincial capital of Chengdu and more distant provinces.

Some roads and homes near the epicentre were damaged by landslides, while communications were down in at least one area, state television reported.

No damage to dams and hydropower stations within 50 km (31 miles) of the epicentre was reported, although damage to the provincial grid had affected power to about 40,000 end-users.