Chinese man desperately runs for his life after being woken up by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that leaves at least 12 people dead and 135 injured | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Chinese man desperately runs for his life after being woken up by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that leaves at least 12 people dead and 135 injured

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck south-western China yesterday, leaving at least 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said.

Rescue efforts are underway in the province of Sichuan. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early today and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said.

Nearly 100,000 people from eight counties were affected and 73 houses collapsed in the disaster that took place late last night, according to local government.

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