2 dead as 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits China

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Bejing, Nov 23: At least two people were killed and around 54 injured when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit China, media reported.

The earthquake hit south-west China's Sichuan province, Xinhua reported Sunday.

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The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong town, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Six of the injured were in a critical condition, while another five had severe injuries. The remaining 43 people suffered minor injuries, according to the government.

Nineteen out of the 43 slightly injured are students of an elementary school.

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