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China says 6 killed, thousands of buildings collapse in mag-6.5 quake in far western region

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang on Friday, killing six people and damaging or collapsing thousands of buildings, authorities said. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang at a depth of about 10 kilometres (6 miles) shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, the China Earthquake Networks Center said. "Buildings were trembling and people rushed to the …