Earthquakes in China kill 4 people

On Wednesday Two earthquakes in China’s Sichuan province killed 4 people and damaged houses


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Cabinets are knocked over in a damaged post office after an earthquake in Baoxing County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province on Wednesday

BEIJING — Two earthquakes killed at least four people and damaged houses in southwestern China on Wednesday, authorities and state media said.

Fourteen others were injured, at least one seriously, a state broadcaster CCTV said. All of the dead and injured were in Baoxing county in Sichuan province.

A magnitude 6.1 quake struck at a depth of 10 miles in Ya’an city, about 65 miles southwest of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, the China Earthquake Network Center said. A magnitude 4.5 quake, also in Ya’an, followed three minutes later, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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