Deadly tremor rocks Sichuan city in lockdown

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At least 21 people have been killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China, state media said.The quake struck at 13:00 local time in Sichuan province at a depth of 10km.The impact severed telecommunications lines and triggered mountain landslides that caused “serious damage”, local media reports say. Some 21 million people in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu were earlier ordered to stay home because of Covid rules.

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