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Published: 22:29, September 08, 2022
Death toll of 6.8-magnitude quake in China rises to 86
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Published:22:29, September 08, 2022 By Xinhua

Rescue workers assist the affected villagers in transferring their luggage in Ziyachang village of Detuo township, Luding county, Sichuan province, on Sept 7, 2022. (PHOTO BY CAO BO / FOR CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

CHENGDU - A total of 86 people have been killed, and 35 remain missing after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding county in southwest China's Sichuan province on Monday, local authorities said Thursday.

The rescue headquarters said that among the deaths, 50 were killed in the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture and 36 others in the city of Ya'an as of Thursday noon.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake struck Luding county in Ganzi at 12:52 pm on Monday.

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