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2 Killed As Earthquake Strikes China’s Sichuan Province

The earthquake of magnitude 6 hits China’s Sichuan province located in southwest of the country.

Earthquake strikes China's Sichuan.(Representational image)

At least two people were killed, while three were injured following an earthquake of magnitude 6 in China’s Sichuan province on Thursday.

The earthquake jolted Luxian County of southwest China.

The deaths due to the earthquake were reported at Caoba village in Fuji, as per officials.

The quake struck at 4:33 am (local time), the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

According to China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the epicentre was monitored at 29.2 degrees north latitude and 105.34 degrees east longitude.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, the report said, adding that further rescue work is under way.

The earthquake relief headquarters of Sichuan has activated a level-II response, the second highest in China's four-tier earthquake emergency response system.

After the quake, Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response and sent personnel for disaster investigation and rescue.

Thousands of people were killed and many others injured when Sichuan province was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 8 in 2008. (With PTI inputs)