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China Earthquake 2013

Written By don ivo on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:06 PM

People gather to charge their phones and electric bikes at a temporary power supply station in Longmen township in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 21

Tents on the playground in a middle school in Tianquan county of Yaan, southwest China's Sichuan province on April 22.

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Rescuers and relief teams struggled to rush supplies into the rural hills of China's Sichuan province Sunday after an earthquake left at least 179 people dead and more than 6,700 injured and prompted frightened survivors to spend a night in cars, tents and makeshift shelters.
The earthquake Saturday morning triggered landslides that cut off roads and disrupted phone and power connections in mountainous Lushan county, further south on the same fault line where a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region five years ago.
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