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12th May in History

12th may in history sichuan hit by an earthquake

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12th May 2008: The Chinese province of Sichuan hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in a great loss. Although it was felt in other cities of China as well as many other neighboring countries but Wenchuan county of Sichuan province was directly hit by this earthquake. As a result, there were total 69,195 deaths and 374,643 people injured while 18,392 people were missing. There were more than 42,719 after shocks of this earthquake.

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