Tuesday September 06, 2022

VIDEO: Earthquake kills 65, triggers landslides in southwest China

VIDEO: Earthquake kills 65, triggers landslides in southwest China

Rescue workers carry an injured victim on a stretcher following an earthquake in Qinggangping, Sichuan, China. Reuters

The powerful earthquake that set off landslides and shook buildings in southwestern China killed at least 65 people and injured hundreds, state media said Tuesday.

At least 16 other people are missing a day after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck a mountainous area in Luding county in Sichuan province, which sits on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau where tectonic plates meet and is hit regularly by quakes. The temblor shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu, whose 21 million residents are already under a COVID-19 lockdown.