Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured As Strong Earthquake Hits Sichuan Province


People gather on a square to take shelter in Chongqing, southwest... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,At The Edge Of,Built Structure,China - East Asia,Chongqing,City,Community,Destruction,Earthquake,Horizontal,Landslide,Large,People,Rescue,Rescue Worker,Setting,Shallow,Sheltering,Sichuan Province,Tibetan PlateauPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople gather on a square to take shelter in Chongqing, southwest China's Sichuan province, as a shallow earthquake struck close to the city of Ya'an on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau just after 8:00 am (0000 GMT), setting off landslides, destroying buildings and triggering a major rescue operation on April 20, 2013. 72 people were killed when the earthquake struck China's southwestern Sichuan province on April 20, local officials said, five years after a massive quake devastated the region. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)