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Bo Bor

Reuters

13 May, 2008

Injured earthquake victims sit amongst rubble. An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Beichuan County on May 12. The earthquake was the worst to hit China since 1976. Nearly 70,000 people were killed, and more than 4.5 million made homeless. Chinese authorities immediately poured troops into the region in a massive rescue attempt.

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