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71 killed in China quake: Xinhua

The death toll from a strong quake that struck China's Sichuan province rises to 71

AFP , Saturday 20 Apr 2013
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The death toll from a strong quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday has risen to 71, according to the Xinhua news agency, quoting the China Earthquake Administration.

A further 600 people were injured, according to a separate toll from CCTV News.

The shallow earthquake struck just after 8:00 am (0000 GMT) at a depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), destroying homes and setting off landslides.

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