BEIJING: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 13 dead and about 200 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.

More than 8,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed after the quake struck late Monday near Yibin, in Sichuan province, according to the city government.

State broadcaster CCTV aired footage of rescuers bringing a survivor out of a building’s rubble on a stretcher overnight. Other images were of a woman being helped out of another collapsed structure.

Published in Dawn, June 19th, 2019