A week after the earthquake in southwest China, the death toll has risen to 93. According to state media, 25 people are still missing. The tremors on Monday had reached a magnitude of 6.8.
Thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged. Landslides occurred, which also blocked roads. A large-scale rescue operation has been underway since the earthquake. The military was also mobilized. The province is considered to be particularly prone to earthquakes. In 2008, Sichuan was hit by a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people.