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China earthquake: Sichuan hit by powerful quake

More than 150 people have been killed and thousands more injured in a powerful earthquake in rural areas of China's south-western province of Sichuan.

The 6.6-magnitude quake wrecked buildings and cut power in Lushan county.

Rescuers are struggling to get through to the worst-affected areas because of aftershocks and landslides.

Many people were in their beds when the earthquake struck at around 0800 local time.

Damian Grammaticus reports from Sichuan province.

  • 20 Apr 2013
  • From the section China