The Foreign Office has confirmed to that there are missing British tourists in the earthquake struck area of China.

A collapsed building after the earthquake in Dujiangyan, China. Photo: Reuters

The government department also revealed  there are no reports of any injuries or casualties of British tourists but confirmed it is working closely with  holiday company Kuoni who has a group of missing holidaymakers in the region. It would not confirm the number of tourists missing.

The earthquake which hit the south-western Sichuan Province has killed at least 10,000 people and left thousands trapped.

A phone number for concerned relatives has been released by the Foreign office.  Anyone concerned is asked to call 86 10 5192 4499.