China earthquake death toll rises to 82

Rescuers carry supplies following a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck September 5, in Luding county, Ganzi Prefecture, in China's southwestern Sichuan province. – AFP, September 8, 2022.

THE death toll from a strong earthquake that struck southwest China rose to 82, state media reported today, as rain and possible mudslides threatened the search for dozens of missing people. 

The magnitude 6.6 quake hit about 43 kilometres southeast of the city of Kangding in Sichuan province at a depth of 10 kilometres on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey, forcing thousands to be resettled into temporary camps.

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