Media are reporting 70 dead but they havent found everyone, and with like most of these events the numbers do tend to rise as time goes by.
An earthquake strikes Sichuan province leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds injured, Chinese media says. More than 70 people have died and
over 600 injured after an earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan, Chinese media says. The quake, measured at varying magnitudes
between 6.6 and 7.0, hit at 8.02am local time close to the city of Ya'an in Lushan county and the epicentre had a depth of 8 miles (13km), Xinhua
Pretty big quake at 7.0, they are used to quakes but still you can only do so much to prevent loss of life, especially in rural areas.
edit on 20-4-2013 by AmberLeaf because: to add second news report with additional amatuer footage
edit on 20-4-2013 by
AmberLeaf because: added magnitude to title
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