China’s Sichuan earthquake of May 12

May 13 2008, Tuesday

China quake buries at least 10,000 people in Sichuan city – Xinhua

DUJIANGYAN, China XFN-ASIA – China’s Sichuan earthquake of May 12 occurred as at least 10,000 people remained buried in a single city in China’s Sichuan province following yesterday’s earthquake, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The casualty estimate covers the city of Mianzhu, about 35 kilometers southeast of the epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude quake.

It also said a confirmed-death count for the city was at about 1,500.

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