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CHINA EARTHQUAKE

Location: Taiping, SICHUAN, China
April 23, 2013

Chinese soldiers in supply trucks and motorcyclists wait for a road to be cleared off a fallen boulder in Taiping town, Lushan County, Sichuan Province, China, 23 April 2013. Landslides and fallen rocks have blocked vital supply routes to remote towns and villages affected by the earthquake. The death toll had risen to at least 188 by 22 April, with 25 people missing and 11,950 injured, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. The ministry said 1.72 million people were affected by the quake, while an initial estimate by the International Red Cross on 20 April put the number needing emergency shelter, water and food at 120,000. The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) recorded a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, while the US Geological Survey said it had measured 6.9.

Credit: EPA
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