Following the powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake, at least 111 people have died in China’s Gansu and neighbouring Qinghai provinces, according to state media Xinhua, which cited the local earthquake relief headquarters.
This occurs after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck an ethnic county in Gansu Province, northwest China, at midnight on Monday.
According to the New York Times, which cited Chinese state media, there have been about 200 injuries in addition to the death toll.
In order to protect people’s lives and property, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for “all-out” search and rescue operations as well as appropriate preparations for those impacted.
Global Times reports that Xi has issued significant directives requiring extensive search and rescue operations, appropriate relocation of impacted individuals, and maximal measures to guarantee the safety of people’s lives.