Page last updated at 12:34 GMT, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:34 UK

In pictures: China rescue work

Rescue effort in Beichuan, Sichuan, China

A massive relief effort is under way in Beichuan and other areas of China's Sichuan province after Monday's devastating quake. WARNING: VIEWERS MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING IMAGES DISTURBING.

Damaged road in Beichuan, Sichuan, China

Damaged roads in Beichuan and elsewhere, along with poor weather, have hampered relief efforts.

Chinese man mourns in Dujiangyan, Sichuan

Dozens of students were killed when the Juyuan Middle School collapsed in Dujiangyan city.

Chinese rescuers evacuate a survivor from a collapsed road in Beichuan, Sichuan

Beijing has deployed tens of thousands of troops to the affected areas to lead the rescue work.

Quake damage in the town of Hanwang, Sichuan

The quake - of 7.9 magnitude - struck on Monday at 1428 local time (0628 GMT).

A student helps his schoolmate stranded in the ruins of a high school in Beichuan County

In Beichuan alone, 80% of buildings collapsed, killing up to 5,000 people.

Rescue workers carry out a young boy from the rubble of a collapsed house in Dujiangyan

This boy was rescued from the rubble of a house in Dujiangyan.

Quake scene in Mianyang

Residents negotiate a huge rock dislodged by an aftershock in the Mianyang area.

Victim in Dujiangyan, Sichuan

There are harrowing reports of collapsed schools and factories across the region.

Chinese women weep in Dujiangyan

Every second is vital in saving the lives of those trapped, China's leadership has said.

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific