Eight people have reportedly died after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck China’s western Xinjiang region.
The quake hit 213km south-southwest of Kashgar at a depth of 8km on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
According to Chinese newspaper People’s Daily, 11 other people were injured and have been taken to local hospitals for treatment.
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Photos posted to social media show several buildings in ruins.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 11, 2017
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) May 11, 2017