Earthquake in China kills 400

by ARTiFactor on Apr. 14th, 2010

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A series of strong earthquakes struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring thousands as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said. Fox News.

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China quake death toll rises to 589

I fixed the Fox News link above. Sorry. The death toll is rising.

The local quake relief headquarters put the death toll at 589 and the injured at 10,000 by early Thursday morning, according to the Xinhua news agency. Wu Yong, commander of the army garrison, said the deaths "may rise further as lots of houses collapsed." Hospitals were overwhelmed, and rescue teams were slowed by damaged roads, strong winds and frequent aftershocks.

posted on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 9:17pm

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