Climate change China earthquake Previous Next Soldiers carry a wounded child in earthquake-hit Beichuan County, about 160km northeast of the epicentre of Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, on May 13. China poured more troops into the earthquake-ravaged province of Sichuan on May 14 to quicken a search for survivors as time ran out for thousands of people still buried under rubble and mud. (Reuters/Stringer, China) Reuters A resident stands on the remains of an apartment block that collapsed following an earthquake in the city of Dujiangyan, around 50km north of Chengdu in Sichuan Province on May 14. (Reuters/David Gray, China) Reuters Collapsed buildings in the earthquake-stricken Beichuan County on May 13. Soldiers who hiked over landslide-blocked roads to reach the epicentre of China's earthquake searched through collapsed buildings on May 14 for survivors, with the death toll of 15,000 certain to rise as the buried are found. (Keystone/AP Photo/Xinhua, Yang Lei) Keystone A survivor reaches out from under the debris of a collapsed building in earthquake-hit Beichuan County on May 13. (Reuters/Stringer, China) Reuters Soldiers rescue a child from the rubble after the earthquake in Beichuan County on May 13. (Reuters/Stringer, China) Reuters Survivors gather and wait for a Chinese military helicopter bringing in supplies in Wenchuan County on May 14. (AFP PHOTO/XINHUA) AFP A woman mourns over the body of a student at the collapsed Juyuan Middle School at the earthquake site in Dujiangyan on May 13. (AP Photo/Color China Photo) Keystone A man picks up quilts from the debris of collapsed buildings on a street in earthquake-hit Beichuan County on May 13. (REUTERS/China Daily) Reuters Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6 Picture 7 Picture 8 The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on May 12, 2008 directly affected ten million people. This content was published on May 15, 2008 - 08:26 You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.