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Earthquake hits Sichuan

There has been an earthquake in the province of Sichuan in western China. State media reported a magnitude of 6.0 on the Chinese scale for measuring seismic intensity. Numerous buildings were damaged. Citizens had to be evacuated and took shelter in tents in schoolyards, among other places. On Thursday evening, Central European Time, the confirmed number of dead was three. 88 people were reported seriously injured. The epicenter was near Lu County, 137 kilometers from the provincial capital Chengdu. fin

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