No Respite for Quake Victims
Posted on May 27, 2008
The ground is still shaking in China weeks after a massive earthquake that killed more than 67,000 and left millions homeless. Multiple aftershocks have hampered rescue and reconstruction efforts and added to the damage that ravaged Sichuan province.
About 20,790 people are listed as missing, with more than five million people homeless since the earthquake.
As the mountainous region continues to be shaken, 63 people were injured, including six critically, in the latest aftershocks in Qingchuan county, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
One of the aftershocks measured magnitude 5.7, according to the US Geological Survey.
The same county was strongly shaken on Sunday, wrecking 300,000 more homes, killing eight people and injuring hundreds.
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Tent city: Residents of Chengdu, China.