BEIJING: an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted China’s Xinjiang region, officials said.At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday.
Taxkorgan, the closest county to the epicentre A total of 9,200 people ,have been relocated to safe places.
82 aftershocks following the quake,were recorded at Xinjiang seismological bureau as of As of 10 a.m.
Recovery and Relief aids are on the way, according to the quake emergency response headquarters.
Taxkorgan, some 1,250 km from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
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