6.3 quake near Kanding kills 2, 54 injured
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town of Kangding in Sichuan province. China's seismological agency put the magnitude at 6.3.
The Sichuan provincial government information office said on its microblog Sunday that the death toll had risen to two with 54 injured.
The dead included a woman in her 70s who was struck by a falling window pane, the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV said, citing Chen Yunbing, a doctor at the region's Ganzi People's Hospital.
China's first 'blank stare' contest held in Chengdu
You have the right to remain silent
Viral Sichuan 'pig pen girl' story found to be exaggerated
The majority of a press report about an eight-year-old girl raised in a pig pen in southwestern China's Sichuan province that went viral on the internet has been shown to be fabricated, a local online news portal reported on Nov. 13.
PLA fighter jet on possible test flight crashes into building in Chengdu, 7 civilans on ground injured
A People's Liberation Army fighter jet crashed in Chengdu, Sichuan yesterday.
The pilot ejected safely but at least seven people were injured at the crash site, local media quoted witnesses as saying. The cause of the accident was not reported.
Doctors find 17cm pencil lodged in Sichuan man's stomach five years after he swallowed it
Lei Bo said that he'd had a stomachache for two hours right after he swallowed the pencil. After that, he said he'd eaten too much food, and everything seemed very normal except for a stomachache that he attributed to overeating.