The death toll rises to 20, with 431 injured, after M7.0 earthquake hits SW China

The death toll has risen to 20, with 431 injured, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province Tuesday night, local authorities confirmed Thursday.

Among the injured, 18 are in serious conditions, according to the provincial government.

Seventeen of the seriously injured have been transferred to the cities of Chengdu and Mianyan for treatment.