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China Quake Kills Hundreds
A series of strong earthquakes strikes a far western Tibetan area of China, forcing paramilitary police to use shovels to dig through the rubble in a township where most of the homes had been flattened.
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Qinghai Quake

April 14: Rescue workers pull out a person from a collapsed building in western China after a series of strong earthquakes struck a Tibetan area, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said.

(AP)

Qinghai Quake

April 14: A man stands in the rubble near a destroyed building after an earthquake in Jiegu Town, in western Qinghai Province of northwest China. Many people were buried under toppled houses in the mountainous rural area, officials and state media said.

(AP)

Qinghai Quake

April 14: Rescue workers pull out a person from a collapsed building in western China after a series of strong earthquakes struck a Tibetan area, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, trapping many more, officials said.

(AP)

Qinghai Quake

An injured woman is rescued after a quake in Yushu County, northwest China's Qinghai Province. Downed phone lines, strong winds and frequent aftershocks were hindering rescue efforts on Wednesday.

(AP)

Qinghai Quake

April 14: Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building in Yushu county in western China's Qinghai province.

(AP)

Qinghai Quake

April 14: A car is buried under the rubble after an earthquake in Yushu County, northwest China's Qinghai Province. The USGS recorded six temblors in less than three hours, all but one registered 5.0 or higher. The China Earthquake Networks Center measured the largest quake's magnitude at 7.1.

(AP)

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April 14: A video grab shows paramilitary policemen searching for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province. The earthquake on Wednesday killed about 300 people in the mountainous Tibetan Plateau in southwest China and left more than 8,000 injured as houses, schools and offices collapsed. A series of quakes and aftershocks caused low, brick buildings in Qinghai Province's ethnically Tibetan Yushu county to collapse, residents and state media said. Troops have been dispatched to the area.

(REUTERS/CCTV)

Devastation

April 14: A still image used in a video report shows collapsed buildings after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province.

(REUTERS/CCTV)

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April 14: A video grab shows paramilitary policemen and residents rescuing a survivor after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province.

(REUTERS/CCTV)

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April 14: A video grab shows paramilitary policemen searching for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, in Yushu County, Qinghai Province.

(REUTERS/CCTV)

China Quake Kills Hundreds

A series of strong earthquakes strikes a far western Tibetan area of China, forcing paramilitary police to use shovels to dig through the rubble in a township where most of the homes had been flattened.

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