Deadly quake in China kills over 100

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Kathmandu, 19 Dec: As many as 105 people lost their lives while hundreds more were injured in an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude that shook Gansu-northwestern province of China on Monday night, according to Chinese media.

The quake that struck at 11.59pm on Monday, with the epicentre in Jishishan, is China’s deadliest quake in nearly a decade after an earthquake killed 617 people in Yunnan province in August 2014, said South China Morning Post.

By Tuesday morning, the quake had damaged 4,782 houses in the area, and nine aftershocks of magnitude 3 or higher were recorded, it said quoting Gansu authorities.