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China Trying to Help 1,000 Villagers Trapped After Sichuan Quake

  • Death toll from magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Monday rises to 65
  • Capital of the southwestern province was already in lockdown
Rescuers search for victims following an earthquake in Sichuan province, China, on Sept. 6.

Rescuers search for victims following an earthquake in Sichuan province, China, on Sept. 6.

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Chinese rescuers are trying to evacuate some 1,000 villagers isolated by a landslides after a deadly earthquake struck Sichuan province, killing at least 65 people.  

Some 15 people were rescued from a village in Luding county, the epicenter of the magnitude 6.8 quake that struck Monday, according to the Red Star News, which is based in Chengdu some 225 kilometers (140 miles) to the east.