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Rescue efforts under way after SW China earthquake

( Source: Xinhua  )         2013-April-21 09:45


A military helicoptor takes off and will fly for the quake-hit areas of southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an City in Sichuan at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time. At least 113 people were confirmed dead by far. (Xinhua/Xia Rui)


Military surgeons prepare to board on a helicopter flying for the quake-hit areas of southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an City in Sichuan at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time. At least 113 people were confirmed dead by far. (Xinhua/Xia Rui)


Military personnels, who carry out an rescue operation, board on helicopter flying for the quake-hit areas of southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya'an City in Sichuan at 8:02 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time. At least 113 people were confirmed dead by far. (Xinhua/Xia Rui)


Members of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) unload relief materia from a military helicopter at Lushan County in quake-hit Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. As of 4:00 p.m. Beijing time (GMT 0800), the PLAAF deployed 10 sorties of transport planes and helicopters for various rescue and relief work, including aerial photography, transporting and disaster situation reconnaissance.(Xinhua/Huang Shubo)


A helicopter of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) transports relief material at Lushan County in quake-hit Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 20, 2013. As of 4:00 p.m. Beijing time (GMT 0800), the PLAAF deployed 10 sorties of transport planes and helicopters for various rescue and relief work, including aerial photography, transporting and disaster situation reconnaissance. (Xinhua/Huang Shubo)

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