At least two people were killed and 55,000 were affecetd as a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit China’s western region on Saturday.
54 people were seriously injured including school students in a stampede after the earthquake.
The earthquake hit south-west China’s Sichuan province, Xinhua reported Sunday.
The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong town, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Six of the injured were in a critical condition, while another five had severe injuries. The remaining 43 people suffered minor injuries, according to the government. Nineteen out of the 43 slightly injured. A total of 30 homes collapsed , according to a report by media.