Monday, May 12, 2008

China Quake

Thousands feared dead in China quake

BEIJING -- A powerful 7.8 earthquake rocked a broad swatch of western China today, leaving as many as 8,000 people dead.

China's Xinhua news service reported that at least three schools had collapsed. One of them near the epicenter in Sichuan province was a three-story high school where about 900 teenagers were reported to be trapped under the rubble. At another two schools in Chongqing, nearly 400 miles away from the epicenter, four children were confirmed dead.

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