Earthquake kills eight in northwest China

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake hit China’s Xinjiang region around 6 a.m. local time Thursday morning, May 11.

Eight people were killed with 11 injured.

Cleanup continues. Casualty figures could rise.

Northwest China’s Xinjiang region sees frequent seismic activity. Most are small quakes that cause no harm.

 
 
 
 
 

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