87 injured, 45,000 homes damaged in China quake
Beijing: At least 87 people were injured and over 45,000 homes damaged when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Tibet on Wednesday.
The quake was followed by several aftershocks, official media said, adding about 87 people were injured.
Traffic is expected to resume in the affected areas as rescuers have cleared most of the roads, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Over 100-km of roads linking villages in Ringo, a mountainous town located at the epicentre of the quake, were damaged, affecting more than 3,400 villagers, said Wei Huakui, deputy engineer-in-chief of the armed police team responsible for clearing the roads.
The earthquake damaged 45,000 houses, as well as multiple highways, bridges and some water conservancy facilities, Wei said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
More from Health
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition extremely grave
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Live: Jayalalithaa passes away after suffering cardiac arrest; Panneerselvam takes oath as new CM of Tamil Nadu
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: Amma critical, nation's political fraternity expresses concern - Who said what