Monday, May 12, 2008

Earthquake hits China


Just weeks after the devastating cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) a 7.9 magnitude earthquake has hit china.

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Thousands of people have been killed by Monday's powerful earthquake in just one affected region of central China, its government said, with the toll expected to keep rising as bodies are retrieved from schools, homes and factories.

The death toll quickly rose throughout the day. State-run news agency Xinhua said it had reached 8,533 in Sichuan Province by Monday night, and another 10,000 were believed to be injured.

It reported that authorities were yet to reach Wenchuan County -- which sits at the epicenter of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake with a population of about 112,000 -- because of damage to roads.

In Beichuan County, close to Wenchuan, the number of deaths was estimated at more than 3,000, with 80 percent of the buildings destroyed. Video

China's Seismological Bureau said the earthquake had affected more than half the country's provinces and municipalities.

8 comments:

Frank said...

Just reminds us how we need to cherish everyday and help those in need. These tragedies r making me rethink my life and focus on what's really important.

Glitchnorm said...

God bless them all, mann alot of people are going home this year,
i think that we need to accept the MOST HIGH as are LORD and SAVIOR read Romans 10:1-14,i don't mean to get spiritual with ya'll ,but somebody gotta do it. I'm gone,
peace
MUNGU BARIKI
GLITCHNORM < stay writing

Anonymous said...

sad...

Anonymous said...

God help them lots alots of peeps

larry said...

i feel for china, when they have earthquakes it hits hard

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