6.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern China, 12 died, 134 injured

Published on : Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake in southwest China on Tuesday left 12 dead and 134 injured after the rescuers pulled out bodies and survivors from the wrecked buildings.



Large number of structures were damaged and collapsed after the quake hit late Monday near Yibin in the Sichuan province forcing more than 4,000 people to relocate.



As per the CCTV footage, rescuers brought survivors out of the rubble of building on a stretcher overnight while other images revealed that a women was helped out of another collapse structure.



An electric pole was knocked down on the roof of a building, a hole in the brick home and broken windows on the street.



There were cracks in several roads and major highway connecting Yibin and Xuyong county was closed.



From the side of the hill mud and rock slipped, blocking the road and wrapping around a truck, it was found that more than 10,000 rooms within an undisclosed number of buildings were moderately damaged. More than 4,000 families were damaged in the Gong county.



The rescue efforts will get complicated due to thunder and shower over the next two days.



Just a minute before the earthquake an early warning alarm was triggered in the provincial capital Chengdu and it rang 10 seconds before it hit Yinbin.As per sources a three-second headstart before a tremor hits can prevent 14 percent of casualties.

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