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13 killed, many hurt as quakes jolt China

Beijing: At least 13 people were killed and 199 others injured after two strong earthquakes hit China's southwest Sichuan province on Monday, authorities said Tuesday.

The first 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook Changning county of Yibin city at 10:55 PM on Monday (local time) and according to the China Earthquake Centre (CENC), the second tremor of 5.3-magnitude hit the area on Tuesday.

"As so far, 13 people died and another 199 were injured," the Ministry of Emergency Management said.

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