Quake strikes southwest China, killing at least 13
BEIJING — A strong earthquake shook a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national park, killing 13 people, injuring 175 others and knocking out power and phone networks.
Some of the dead were tourists, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said. The information office of the Sichuan province government said Tuesday that 28 people were seriously injured.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for rapid efforts to respond to the quake and rescue the injured. Authorities sent medical teams, rescuers and other resources.
The magnitude-6.5 quake struck a region bordered by the provinces of Sichuan and Gansu.