4 injured after quakes hit China’s Sichuan

Firefighters repair a road on their way to the epicenter of several earthquakes that occurred in Barkam, Sichuan province, June 10, 2022. (CHENG XUELI / FOR CHINA DAILY)

CHENGDU – Four people were injured after earthquakes hit Southwest China's Sichuan province on Friday, according to local authorities.

A 5.8-magnitude quake and a 6.0-magnitude quake struck the city of Barkam in Aba Tibetan-Qiang autonomous prefecture in the early hours of Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

A total of 25,790 people had been affected by the quakes as of 7 pm Friday, said the earthquake relief headquarters. In Aba's Jinchuan county, 24,808 people were relocated.

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Authorities have dispatched more than 2,800 firemen, police officers and other rescuers to the quake-hit areas.