A devastating earthquake that shook southwest China's Sichuan Province Saturday has killed 181 people and injured more than 10,000 as of midday Sunday.
Rescuers on their way to China's quake-hit areas are being hindered by traffic, as survivors wait for food, medical aid and to be evacuated.
China Central Television urged volunteers not to enter Baoxing county, saying that the only 18-kilometer road available now becomes very narrow after the quake, and could have landslides at any minute.
More than 1.5 million people in southwest China's Sichuan Province have been affected by Saturday's strong earthquake, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs here Sunday.
A mother lost her child again during the Ya'an 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Saturday after a big sorrow in the 2008 Wenchuan quake, Yangtze Evening News reported on Sunday.
Search and rescue continued Sunday as death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake climbed to 179 in Southwest China's Sichuan province.
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has launched an emergency response to the supply of daily necessities to areas hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake Saturday.
First rescuers have reached an isolated county in Southwest China's Sichuan province hit by Saturday's strong earthquake, said the police sources here Sunday.
President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang pledge to put full resources of the State into search-and-rescue mission after the people of the province face new tragedy.
No pandas at the Bifeng-xia base, part of the Wolong National Nature Reserve, were killed or injured in the earthquake, said Zhang Hemin, chief of Wolong's administrative bureau.
Five minutes after the magnitude-7 earthquake hit Ya'an, Sichuan province, at 8:02 am on Saturday morning, a micro-blogger posting under the name Ma Jun-John said that people at the airport in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, panicked because the terminal had been shaking so violently.
Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province will damage regional industries but have a limited impact on the national economy, experts said.