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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Xingwen County, Yibin, Sichuan. No casualties yet. Rescue work is being carried out in an orderly manner

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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Xingwen County, Yibin, Sichuan. No casualties yet. Rescue work is being carried out in an orderly manner

At 7:50 on April 6, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in Xingwen County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province. As of 17:30 that day, the earthquake had damaged a total of 719 houses in 645 households, and 247 households and 1,045 people had been urgently transferred. So far, there is no report of casualties. The power supply and communication in the disaster area are normal, and the social order is good. Rescue work is proceeding in an orderly manner.

A severely damaged house located at the epicenter of the earthquake has serious cracks in the wall. In order to ensure safety, all the people in the house have been evacuated. of electricity and gas.

After the earthquake, Yibin City and Xingwen County immediately launched a level III emergency response, and dispatched 10 teams of 391 people including mine rescue, firefighting, and medical care to carry out rescue work.

Lu Wei, leader of the Fire Rescue Brigade of Xingwen County, Yibin City:Two rounds of search and rescue have been carried out, and no casualties have been found so far. We will continue to be on duty here, and in the event of aftershocks and secondary disasters, we will be able to carry out rescue as soon as possible.

At present, the local area is carrying out hazard monitoring and speeding up the repair of damaged infrastructure.

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