Eight killed after earthquake rocks China’s northwest

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.