China earthquake death toll rises to 93

Insight Online News

Chengdu, Sep 12 : A total of 93 people have died and 25 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Luding County and neighboring areas in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on September 5, local authorities said on Monday.

According to the rescue headquarters, 55 of the fatalities occurred in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where Luding is located, while 38 deaths were reported in Ya’an City as of 5 pm Sunday.

Among the missing people, nine were in Luding, and 16 were in Shimian County in Ya’an.

The earthquake struck Luding County in Ganzi at 12:52 pm on September 5, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

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