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PM mourns China earthquake casualties

Published : Wednesday, 20 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 354

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the casualties in the deadliest earthquake in remote villages of northwest Chinas Gansu province.

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck one of Chinas poorest regions just before midnight on Monday, killing at least 126 people, injuring hundreds and bringing down mud houses in remote villages that never stood a chance.

Chinese state media arriving at the sixth commune of Dahe village, one of the worst-hit areas in Chinas northwestern Gansu province, found many houses were either at risk of collapse, or had already crumbled to the ground, especially homes built from earth and clay.

Media reports said more than 155,000 homes in Gansu were either damaged or destroyed.

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