China Earthquake

Apr 20, 2013, 15:33 PM IST
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A powerful earthquake jolted China`s Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago.

A powerful earthquake jolted China`s Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago.

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This aerial photo released by China`s Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses after a powerful earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan County in Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

This aerial photo released by China`s Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses after a powerful earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan County in Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

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This photo released by China`s Xinhua news agency, buildings are destroyed by a powerful earthquake at Gucheng village of Longmen Township of Lushan County in Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

This photo released by China`s Xinhua news agency, buildings are destroyed by a powerful earthquake at Gucheng village of Longmen Township of Lushan County in Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

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Nurses help an injured man at a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

Nurses help an injured man at a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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A man carries an injured woman to a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

A man carries an injured woman to a temporary treatment station following an earthquake in Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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A man sits in front of the houses destroyed by an earthquake which hit Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

A man sits in front of the houses destroyed by an earthquake which hit Lushan county in Ya`an in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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People try to get across a road blocked by a landslide following a powerful earthquake in Lushan county in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

People try to get across a road blocked by a landslide following a powerful earthquake in Lushan county in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, is escorted by officials and rescuers as he visits a site damaged by an earthquake at a village in Lushan county, Ya`an, southwest China`s Sichuan province.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, is escorted by officials and rescuers as he visits a site damaged by an earthquake at a village in Lushan county, Ya`an, southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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A village woman reacts after her house was damaged by an earthquake in Lushan county, Ya`an, southwest China`s Sichuan province.

A village woman reacts after her house was damaged by an earthquake in Lushan county, Ya`an, southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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Rescuers save an injured woman after an earthquake hit Baosheng Township in Lushan County, Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

Rescuers save an injured woman after an earthquake hit Baosheng Township in Lushan County, Ya`an City, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

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Residents pack away bedding after sleeping in an outdoor shelter near Shangli town in southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

Residents pack away bedding after sleeping in an outdoor shelter near Shangli town in southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

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Rescue workers prepare to enter an area devastated by an earthquake in Gucheng village in Longmen county of southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

Rescue workers prepare to enter an area devastated by an earthquake in Gucheng village in Longmen county of southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

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A woman looks over at her destroyed house in Gucheng village in Longmen county of southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

A woman looks over at her destroyed house in Gucheng village in Longmen county of southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

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This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, people walk on rocks fallen due to a landslide triggered by a strong quake in Baosheng Township, Lushan County, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, people walk on rocks fallen due to a landslide triggered by a strong quake in Baosheng Township, Lushan County, southwest China`s Sichuan Province.

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A woman cries for her relatives who were killed in an earthquake during a funeral in Longmen village in Lushan county in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

A woman cries for her relatives who were killed in an earthquake during a funeral in Longmen village in Lushan county in southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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A woman whose relatives were killed in Saturday`s earthquake cries while sitting on a pile of rubble in Lingguan township in Baoxing county of southwest China`s Sichuan province.

A woman whose relatives were killed in Saturday`s earthquake cries while sitting on a pile of rubble in Lingguan township in Baoxing county of southwest China`s Sichuan province.

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Chinese rescue workers survey a road destroyed by an earthquake in Baoxing county in southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

Chinese rescue workers survey a road destroyed by an earthquake in Baoxing county in southwestern China`s Sichuan province.

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