Earthquake kills 65 and triggers landslides as China
State media said Tuesday that the quake that triggered landslides and rattled buildings in southwestern China killed at least 65 people and injured hundreds.
At least 16 people remain missing a day after the 6.8 magnitude earthquake slammed a hilly location in Luding county, Sichuan province,
which is located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau where tectonic plates collide and is frequently impacted by earthquakes. The earthquake rattled structures in Chengdu
the province's capital, whose 21 million citizens are already under a COVID-19 lockdown. China has put a lot of restrictions on 65 million of its people and is trying to stop
people from travelling within the country during upcoming holidays. Due to Sichuan's dependency on hydropower,
the hot wave and drought that preceded the earthquake and shutdown caused water shortages and power outages.
This is in addition to the most recent major shutdown imposed by China's rigorous "zero-COVID" policy. In the historic town of Moxi,
in the Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Garze, 37 people were killed and buildings were destroyed. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that tents were
set up for more than 50,000 people who had to leave their homes because they were too dangerous. The CCTV footage from a state-run broadcaster showed rescue crews removing a woman who appeared uninjured from a collapsed home in Moxi