<p class="c0">A strong earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, nearly five years after another powerful quake (<a class="c21" href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/photogalleries/china-earthquake-anniversary-ruins/index.html">pictures</a>) in the region killed 90,000 people. Here, a woman reacts to the loss of her home in Lushan County.</p><p class="c0"><a class="c21" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-sichuan-province-hit-by-earthquake-no-immediate-word-on-casualties/2013/04/19/fb1eb360-a953-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html?hpid=z4">At least 156 are dead and more than 5,500 people were injured</a> after the earthquake, according to the AP. The earthquake is estimated to have been at least 6.6 magnitude.</p>

Sichuan Earthquake Victim

A strong earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, nearly five years after another powerful quake (pictures) in the region killed 90,000 people. Here, a woman reacts to the loss of her home in Lushan County.

At least 156 are dead and more than 5,500 people were injured after the earthquake, according to the AP. The earthquake is estimated to have been at least 6.6 magnitude.

Photograph from Color China Photo/AP

Pictures: Strong Earthquake Strikes China's Sichuan Province

Houses crumbled and scores of lives were lost as a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday.

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