Sympathies sent to China on heavy losses in Sichuan earthquake

Wednesday, 2017-08-09 14:24:09
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A number of houses were damaged in the earthquake in Sichuan province, China, on August 8 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered his sympathies to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on August 9, for the human and property losses caused by a strong earthquake in Sichuan province one day earlier.

The China National Radio reported that as of 3pm (local time) on August 9, the 7-magnitude earthquake, which occurred the previous night in Jiuzhaigou county of Ngawa prefecture, in the southwestern province of Sichuan, had killed 19 people and injured 217 others.

The China National Committee for Disaster Reduction wrote on its website that according to initial analysis, more than 130,000 houses might have been damaged in the earthquake.