Aftershocks kill 1, injure at least 10 in China

July 24, 2008 9:37:52 AM PDT
Three aftershocks jolted parts of China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, killing one person and injuring more than 10. A 6 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Shaanxi and Sichuan province on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua said, following earlier shocks of 5.6 and 4.9 magnitude.

Details of the death and injuries were not immediately known.

Nearly 70,000 people died when a 7.9-magnitude quake hit Sichuan on May 12. Another 18,000 people are still missing and 5 million were left homeless in China's worst disaster in three decades.

There have been hundreds of aftershocks in Sichuan, but most are under 4 magnitude.

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