Media: the number of victims of the earthquake in southwest China has risen to 88 people
BEIJING, 8 Aug. /TASS/. The number of casualties caused by Tuesday’s earthquake in Jiuzhaigou (Sichuan province, southwest China) has increased to 88. As the channel of CCTV, the authorities also confirmed the death of five people.
As reported earlier, the rescue service of China give disappointing forecasts regarding the estimated number of victims of the earthquake: in total there could have been killed several hundred people.
According to the Chinese seismological center, an earthquake of magnitude 7 occurred on Tuesday in the province of Sichuan (southwest China). The focus lies at a depth of 20 kilometers. The epicenter was located, according to preliminary estimates, in the 280-300 km Northwest of Chengdu (the administrative center of Sichuan).