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    China's Sichuan Region Hit by 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake (4/20/2013)

    From Reuters:

    Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 203 with more than 11,000 injured.

    The 6.6 magnitude quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya'an in the southwestern province of Sichuan, close to where a devastating 7.9 temblor hit in May 2008 killing some 70,000.

    Most of the deaths were concentrated in Lushan, a short drive up the valley from Ya'an, but rescuers' progress was hampered by the narrowness of the road and landslides, as well as government controls restricting access to avoid traffic jams.
    China news page at china.org.cn

    BBC video

    Oxfam press release

    Condolences to all those affected by the quake in western-central China.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 04-21-2013 at 07:21 AM.

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    Thoughts and prayers to te victims and their families. Hopefully the death toll will not climb any higher.

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    What a tragedy. It made me angry that it was relegated to the third item on the British news yesterday.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    My thoughts go out to them.
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