At least 50 injured in major earthquake on China-Kyrgyzstan border


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AT LEAST 50 people have been injured after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck along the mountainous China-Kyrgyzstan border, authorities said. The major quake was registered just after 2am (6pm GMT Monday) at a depth of 13 kilometres in China’s Xinjiang region, about 140 kilometres west of the city of Aksu. Local authorities dispatched a team to the quake’s epicentre, Beijing’s Xinhua state news agency said, while around 800 people were on standby for any large disaster relief mission. The health ministry in Kazakhstan said that 44 people suffering “various” injuries had sought medical help in the city of Almaty, the country’s...