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China earthquake death toll rises to 74

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Published: 09:20, 8 September 2022  
China earthquake death toll rises to 74

The earthquake death toll in the southwestern province of Sichuan of China has risen to 74.

In addition, a total of 259 people were injured in the disaster and 26 remained missing as of Tuesday night.

China has reopened roads leading to the epicentre of Monday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the southwestern province and traffic has resumed.

Early on Wednesday, China Earthquake Networks Centre recorded a magnitude 3 aftershock at the epicentre, at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles).

The strongest earthquake to hit the province since 2017 destroyed numerous buildings and caused severe damage to power and water infrastructure as well as telecommunications.

Weather forecasters have also warned of the prospect of heavy rains in the region until Friday.