China’s President Xi Jinping gave orders to rescue the injured victims, after the earthquake, which struck at around 9:20 pm on Tuesday. The area, situated on the edge of Tibetan plateau, houses Tibetan and other ethnic minority villagers.

An earthquake victim is carried on a stretcher after arriving from Jiuzhaigou county by helicopter at an airport in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China August 9, 2017. Picture taken August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer