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China quake cuts off major highway


Published on Jul 2, 2012

An earthquake in northwest China’s Xinjiang region has damaged several major highways, leaving travellers stranded. Xinhua reported that the 6.6-magnitude quake, which struck early Saturday morning, triggered landslides and cave-ins on national and regional highways. A landslide on National Highway 217, Xinjiang’s main north south corridor, has trapped 120 people. The quake is also reported to have toppled 104 houses and injured 34 people.

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