At least 12 people, including an 83-year-old woman, were on Saturday killed in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region after a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude jolted neighbouring Nepal.
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The earthquake killed 12 people and seriously injured many others in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency cited local authorities as saying.
The woman was killed after her house collapsed in Nyelam County in Shigatse City.
The quake was felt in the cities of Lhasa and Shigatse. Houses were damaged in Nyelam County and telecommunication services were interrupted in counties on the China-Nepal border, the report said.