Death toll in Sichuan earthquake climbs to 25
The death toll from the powerful Jiuzhaigou earthquake has risen to 25, authorities said on Saturday.
Members of rescue squad rush to Xiongmaohai area in the quake-hit Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 12, 2017. A rescue squad of some 20 members are dispatched to Xiongmaohai scenic area to continue further search for survivors from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Jiuzhaigou County on Tuesday. [Photo: Xinhua]
The 7.0-magnitude quake struck Jiuzhaigou county in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Tuesday night.
Twenty-one victims have been already identified.