At least 12 people were killed and another ten missing, with more than 7,000 evacuated from their homes, Chinese media report.
A Long March 3B rocket carrying a lunar probe blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwestern China.
The cause of the explosion which occurred at Yibin Hengda Technology near the southwestern province of Sichuan is yet to be ascertained.
At least six people have been killed after the village of Xinmo was swallowed by the cascading debris from a collapsed mountain during heavy rains in southwest China's Sichuan Province, officials say.
More than 10,000 gold and silver artefacts that sank to the bottom of a river more than 300 years ago have been discovered.
Children from China's Sichuan province tackle an 800 metre cliff on their harrowing journey to school using rickety vine ladders.
Giant Chinese panda bears Ai Bao, Le Bao unveiled to general public in South Korea
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