At least one person killed, 29 injured in earthquake in China

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers carry out a person from a collapsed building following a strong earthquake at Putao village of Shuanghe town in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Zhuang Ge'er/Xinhua via AP). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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BEIJING, Sep 9, 2019, TASS. One person has been killed and 29 were injured on Sunday in a 5.4-magnitude earthquake in the Weiyuan County (the southeastern Chinese Sichuan Province), China Central Television (CCTV) reported according to the TASS.

According to the channel, two people are in critical condition. Seventeen houses were destroyed and 215 were damaged by earth shocks. The search and rescue operation continues.

The earthquake could be felt in other cities as well: the departure of more than 10 trains was canceled in the city of Chongqing. Currently experts are checking the integrity of the railway bed.

Seismologists said that the earthquake occurred at 6:42 (1:42 Moscow time) in the Weiyuan County of the Neijiang city district. The earthquake focus was at a depth of 10 km at a distance of 141 km from the town of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. Earth shocks were registered in several city districts.

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