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China quake cuts off major highway


07/02/2012

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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