Continued: the Chinese Authorities announced the increase in the number of victims of the earthquake in Sichuan province
The number of victims of the earthquake in China’s Sichuan province has risen to nine, 164 people were injured. On Wednesday, August 9, reports Xinhua.
It is also noted that at least five of the dead were tourists. The Chinese authorities reported that, of the potentially dangerous areas were evacuated 31 thousand 500 tourists. Local authorities have organized buses to evacuate people.
Earlier it was reported about the five dead and 60 injured.
The earthquake occurred in Jiuzhaigou at 21:19 local time (16:19 MSK). In this district there is a reserve, known for its multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, and in 1992 it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.