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Earthquake hits China.

While most countries are busy fighting of Corona virus infections. One country was hit by a natural disaster. China was hit by an earthquake, with Corona virus looming the country this could have happened at a worser time.

BEIJING — An earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported.Rescue work was underway following the magnitude-6.0 earthquake.

It's said that it struck at 4:33 a.m. in Luxian county at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), the official Xinhua News Agency said. State broadcaster CCTV said that 60 people were injured, three seriously, and 35 houses had collapsed.The epicenter was about 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Chengdu, the provincial capital.

Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes. A magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 left nearly 90,000 people dead in Sichuan, many of them in collapsed schools and other poorly constructed buildings.

As earthquakes are not something new to the area, but it's not something that is welcome by the people. Although rescue workers are at work, many have been displaced and without homes.

With many people having to face the pain of rebuilding, the government has made plans to help them out.

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CCTV China Corona Luxian Xinhua News Agency


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