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April 22, 2013
Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors
Lushan, China (AFP) April 21, 2013
Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200. Dressed in bright orange uniforms, rescuers battled their way up mountain paths strewn with wreckage to reach isolated parts of Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Army troops dressed in camouflage worked through the night, searching villages where houses had been destroyed for survivors and tr ... read more
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