Jilin tremblor wrecks 1,500 homes

China | 28 May 2018 12:41 pm

A villager in northeastern Jilin province says he is scared to go back into his home again, after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck Ningjiang district in Songyuan city at 1:50 a.m today, damaging the homes of more than 1,500 households in the district.

"We are not injured, but dare not enter our home again," said Wang Xiancheng, 48, in Yamutu village, Ningjiang. Wang and his 80-year-old mother have been evacuated to safety, Xinhua reports.

The village suffered a blackout following the quake, and the power supply has resumed, said An Pinglai, deputy head of the district.

More than 20 rescuers have arrived at the village, where homes of 50 households were damaged, An said, adding that tents and other relief goods are being sent to the village.

Residents in Ningjiang, Qianguo county and Da'an city felt strong tremors, and many people rushed out to the streets after the earthquake .

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