A minimum of 12 other people were killed and greater than 100 injured in a robust earthquake which shook the south-western Chinese language province of Sichuan.
The 6.Zero magnitude earthquake struck close to Yibin in Changning County, south-east of the provincial capital Chengdu, overdue on Monday, officers mentioned.
It used to be adopted through a number of robust aftershocks.
TV photos confirmed rescuers pulling injured other people from the rubble of collapsed constructions.
Greater than four,000 other people have needed to be relocated as a result of their properties have been destroyed or broken, state media reported.
China Central Tv confirmed the aftermath of a landslide that had blocked a street and left a lorry engulfed in particles.
A number of main roads have been broken together with the freeway between Yibin town and Xuyong county, the reliable Xinhua information company reported.
In Chengdu, about 300km (186 miles) away, an early caution machine induced a siren that sounded around the town a couple of minute prior to the earthquake struck, Xinhua mentioned.
Shaking used to be felt in Chengdu and likewise within the town of Chongqing, to the east of Yibin.
Greater than 500 firefighters were deployed to the realm and rescue groups are bringing in five,000 tents, 10,000 folding cots and different provides, the government mentioned.
Sichuan is frequently hit through earthquakes.
In 2008 greater than 87,000 other people have been killed in a 7.nine magnitude tremor 80km (50 miles) north-west of Chengdu.
In 2017 a 7.Zero-magnitude quake additionally north of Chengdu killed greater than 20 other people.