Sichuan quake: death toll rises to 86 | Updated: 2022-09-08 12:25
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Editor's note: A magnitude 6.8 quake jolted Luding county at 12:52 pm on Sept 5. The epicenter was at 29 degrees 59 minutes north latitude and 102 degrees 8 minutes east longitude at a depth of 16 km. The quake has killed at least 86 people. The rescue is underway. Here is the latest news that we know about the quake.

At 7 am in the morning, rescue workers set out to continue search and rescue in Ziyachang village of Detuo township, Luding county, Sichuan province, on Sept 7, 2022. [Photo by Cao Boyuan/For]

The death toll from 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Luding county in Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Monday had risen to 86 as of 12 pm on Thursday.

Fifty people were killed in Ganzi and the other 36 in the neighboring Ya'an city. Thirty-five people remained missing and more than 270 were injured. 

As of 6:30 am Thursday, the power supply had resumed in about 80 percent areas of Ganzi and Ya'an.

As of 7 am Thursday, Sichuan had relocated more than 19,500 residents, including about 17,800 in Ya'an and about 1,400 in Ganzi.

On Thursday morning, an emergency lane of the road from Wanggangping township to Caoke township in Shimian county was cleared and rescue vehicles were able to pass through.

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