Residents evacuated after Afghanistan quake
Chinese rescuers have evacuated residents from quake-jolted homes in border towns after strong tremors from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Afghanistan on Sunday were felt in southern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
Rescuers carried out door-todoor checks in villages in Hotan, Kashgar, and Kizilsu Kirgiz prefectures. No casualties were reported.
In Atjiayili Village located in Wakhan Corridor, the closest Chinese village to Afghanistan, rescue teams aided by border guards and police helped evacuate villagers whose houses are prone to quake damage.
When the tremors were felt, Xinjiang railway authorities temporarily suspended train travel in southern Xinjiang, causing delayed arrival for some trains.