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Death toll rises to 180 in China quake

English.news.cn   2013-04-21 11:33:35            

CHENGDU, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province has killed 180 people and injured 11,227 others, the provincial emergency response command center announced on Sunday.

Twenty-four people are reported missing.

A 7.0-magnitude quake jolted Lushan County of Sichuan's Ya'an City at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Some 1,165 aftershocks have been detected, with the biggest one being 5.8 magnitude, the center said.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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