A total of 157 people have been killed and more than 5,700 injured after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province today, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Thirty-three counties in 12 cities of the province have been affected by the disaster, the ministry added.
Nearly 900 houses were damaged in nearby Yunnan province, and the quake-triggered landslides killed one in the Liuba County of Shaanxi Province.
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.