12 May, 2008

Death Toll Mounting - China

Times Online reports 5000 feared dead and 10000 injured. 900 young students are buried under debris. CNN reports 7000 feared dead.

UPDATE: some fear toll is 8500. Others fear 13000 already.

Up to 5,000 people were reported to have been killed in a single Chinese county today after a major earthquake struck a densely populated area of in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

The quake, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, flattened schools, offices and houses in Sichuan, and caused widespread damage in nearby Gansu and Yunnan as well as the sprawling municipality of Chongqing. The tremor was felt in cities across southeast Asia as far as Bangkok, more than 1,200 miles from the epicentre.

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