A total of 161 people have been killed in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to the Chinese government's seismological bureau.
A totally of 846 aftershocks have been recorded, hampering the massive rescue efforts, as China Correspondent Angus Walker reports.
We drove through the worst affected areas, and there was damage all along the roads. This earthquake has caused devastation and despair.
More than 100 have died and 5,700 have been injured in an earthquake in China. Many were trapped under buildings near Ya'an in Sichuan.
A powerful earthquake struck China's south western Sichuan province today, leaving 157 dead and more than 5,700 injured.