Strong tremors of 6.0 magnitude earthquake in China, 3 killed, 60 injured

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Beijing: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring 60 others. The state-run Xinhua news agency said the quake struck Luxian County at 4:33 am local time and its epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometers from the ground.

Three people were killed and 60 others were injured in the earthquake. According to the China Earthquake Network Center (CENC), the epicenter of the quake was at 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude. About 3,000 people were rushed to the rescue efforts in Luzhou city after the earthquake.

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Temporary camps have been set up for residents in a village in the county’s Fuji City. Thousands were killed and many others injured in an eight-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province in 2008.