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04.23.2013 19:30

Graphics: Sitting on the Same Faultline

In facing the unexpected, a look at the Ya'an and Wenchuan disaster responses to earthquake-hit areas in Sichuan Province
By staff reporter Zhao Bingyang

(Beijing) – The Ya'an quake that jolted China's southwestern Sichuan province on the morning of April 20 has brought back echoes of a massive earthquake which occurred in the same area just five years ago. Rescue work is still underway in quake-battered areas of Sichuan Province and by the morning of April 23, the death toll climbed to 193 people, while 25 are missing. Several hundred were severely injured, with the quake affecting an estimated 1.5 million in the area.

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