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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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Over 50,000 tourists, including 126 foreigners, were evacuated following Tuesday's deadly earthquake in China's Sichuan province that killed 19 persons, the authorities announced on Thursday. The tourists were taken to safer areas including the cities of Mianyang and Chengdu. More than 9,000 local residents have been evacuated as well, reports Xinhua news agency. The 7-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a Unesco nature reserve and popular tourist destination, at 9.19 p.m. on Tuesday. So far, 19 people have been confirmed dead and 343 injured. Rescue ...