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Death toll in China's earthquake rises to 31

Sichuan [China], June 23 : The death toll in China's Sichuan Province earthquake mounted to 31 on Sunday.

The earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale struck Gongxian County in China's southwest province of Sichuan, local authorities said.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the epicentre of the quake, which occurred at 1029 p.m (local time), was at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment. None of them is in critical condition, reports Xinhua news agency.

This comes after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Changning County of Yibin City on Monday, leaving 13 people dead and 220 others injured.

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Death toll in China's earthquake rises to 31


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