Gansu earthquake: More than 120 killed in China’s deadliest quake in years

More than 120 people have been killed in north-west China in the country’s deadliest earthquake in years.

The 6.2 magnitude quake hit mountainous Gansu province around midnight on Monday (16:00 GMT), also shaking neighbouring Qinghai. Fatalities may rise with more than 700 reported injured in icy conditions.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered thousands of rescue crews to the region, which is among the poorest and most diverse in China.

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