At least 116 people have been killed and another 220 injured following an earthquake on Monday night in northwest China, state media reports.

Chinese authorities reported a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Gansu province, affecting Qinghai and neighboring Xinjiang. Thousands of rescuers face freezing conditions, with President Xi Jinping ordering full rescue efforts in Gansu, one of China’s poorest regions.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in China, affecting the Muslim Hui people. The US Geological Survey recorded a magnitude of 5.9 and a depth of 10km. Ten aftershocks occurred.

China has dispatched rescue teams to assist local emergency crews in Gansu, Qinghai, following a massive earthquake. President Xi emphasized the need for search and rescue efforts, while power and water supplies have been disrupted.