Powerful Aftershocks Hit China Quake Area, 1 Dead

From Reuters

At least three powerful aftershocks hit southwest China’s quake area on Thursday, killing one elderly person and injuring more than a dozen, the official Xinhua news agency said.

More than 69,000 people have been confirmed dead and some 18,000 are still listed as missing over two months after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous province of Sichuan on May 12, the deadliest in the country since 1976.

A 5.6-magnitude aftershock struck Qingchuan county in northeastern Sichuan in the early hours of Thursday, killing a 60-year-old, Xinhua said.

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