Top: Deadly earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province

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Rescue workers on a collapsed house after earthquakes hit Changning county in Yibin, Sichuan province, China June 18, 2019

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A number of buildings collapsed, trapping individuals beneath

At the least 12 individuals have been killed and greater than 100 injured in a powerful earthquake which shook the south-western Chinese language province of Sichuan.

The 6.Zero magnitude earthquake struck close to Yibin in Changning County, south-east of the provincial capital Chengdu, late on Monday, officers stated.

It was adopted by a number of highly effective aftershocks.

TV footage confirmed rescuers pulling injured individuals from the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a building in Yibin, in China's southwest Sichuan province early on June 18, 2019

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Rescuers labored via the night time to free survivors from rubble

Greater than 4,000 individuals have needed to be relocated as a result of their properties have been destroyed or broken, state media reported.

China Central Tv confirmed the aftermath of a landslide that had blocked a street and left a lorry engulfed in particles.

Still from Chinese television of landslide.

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TV photos confirmed a landslide attributable to the earthquake

A number of main roads have been broken together with the freeway between Yibin metropolis and Xuyong county, the official Xinhua information company reported.

In Chengdu, an early warning system triggered a siren that wailed throughout town a few minute earlier than the earthquake struck, Xinhua stated.

Paramilitary police unload disaster relief packages from a truck at a temporary settlement after the earthquake in Changning county, Sichuan province, China, 18 June 2019

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Rescue groups are bringing in emergency provides

Greater than 500 firefighters have been deployed to the realm and rescue groups are bringing in 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding cots and different provides, the authorities stated.

Sichuan is repeatedly hit by earthquakes.

In 2008 greater than 87,000 individuals have been killed in a 7.9 magnitude tremor 80km (50 miles) north-west of Chengdu.

In 2017 a 7.0-magnitude quake additionally north of Chengdu killed greater than 20 individuals.

Sichuan police carry an injured person to a medical aid point in Changning county, Yibin city, Sichuan province, 18 June 2019

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Greater than 100 individuals have been injured, officers stated

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