China earthquake toll rises to 193, scores injured

  • IANS, Beijing
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  • Updated: Apr 23, 2013 13:10 IST

Soldiers prepare to evacuate injured victims from the quake ravaged Lingguan township in Baoxing county of southwest China's Sichuan province. Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city, along the same fault line where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters. (AP)

The toll in the massive quake that shook China has now risen to 193, said authorities.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Lushan, Sichuan province on Saturday left 193 dead, 25 missing and 12,211 injured as of Tuesday, reported Xinhua citing the ministry of civil affairs.

Also, the quake has impacted at least 1.99 million people in Sichuan. The city of Ya'an alone reported 173 deaths.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county, southwest China's Sichuan province, at 8.02 am on Saturday.

Lushan is about 200 km from the epicenter of the massive Wenchuan earthquake five years ago that left 87,000 dead or missing.


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