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13 killed in China 7.0-magnitude quake

Baku, August 9, AZERTAC

Death toll from a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night has risen to 13, Xinhua reports.

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the earthquake had also left 175 others injured, according to the information office of the provincial government, the agency said.

The quake jolted Jiuzhaigou County, a popular tourist destination, at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at a depth of 20 km.

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