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China earthquake: 126 foreigners among 50,000 tourists evacuated in Sichuan

The tourists were taken to safer areas including the cities of Mianyang and Chengdu

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Over50,000tourists,including126foreigners,wereevacuatedfollowingTuesday'sdeadlyearthquakeinChina'sSichuanprovincethatkilled19persons,theauthoritiesannouncedonThursday. ThetouristsweretakentosaferareasincludingthecitiesofMianyangandChengdu.Morethan9,000localresidentshavebeenevacuatedaswell,reportsXinhuanewsagency. The7-magnitudeearthquakestruckJiuzhaigou,aUnesconaturereserveandpopulartouristdestination,at9.19p.m.onTuesday. Sofar,19peoplehavebeenconfirmeddeadand343injured. Rescue ...