UPDATE: WEDDING AND AN EARTHQUKE/A SHAKING EXPERIENCE!
Sichuan quake: 120 dead, more than 3,000 injured in China quake
The shallow earthquake struck Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau just after 8:00 am, prompting a major rescue operation in the same area where 87,000 people were reported dead or missing in a massive quake in 2008.
Ten hours after the quake hit Lushan county in the city of Ya’an, the death toll stood at 124, the state television station CCTV said on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, citing the China Earthquake Administration.
At least 10,000 homes were destroyed, the Sichuan government said.
At least 32 people killed and more than 600 injured after magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes China’s Sichuan province, Communist Party official says.
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Strong quake hits China; 102 dead, more than 2,200 injured
By Ben Blanchard | Reuters – 1 hr 51 mins ago
By Ben Blanchard
BEIJING (Reuters) – A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 102 people and injuring about 2,200 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.
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