Through The Static

May 15, 2008

50,000 Believed Dead in China Quake

Filed under: World News — disciplepete @ 9:50 am

Al Jazeera:

Hopes of finding more survivors are fading three days after a deadly earthquake flattened cities and towns in southwestern China.

The Chinese authorities said on Thursday that, in all likelihood, 50,000 people had already perished.

Tens of thousands of people are thought to still be buried under the rubble, following Monday’s 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan province…

…More than 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded in the Sichuan region since Monday’s earthquake – one of the deadliest in China’s history and the worst since the 1976 quake in the northern city of Tangshan that killed more than 240,000 people.

 

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