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More than 1,000 dead in China quake

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More than 1,000 dead in China quake


Originally used for a horse racing festival, a field on China’s remote and mountainous Tibetan plateau is being used as a temporary shelter for some who survived Wednesday’s deadly earthquake.

A lack of supplies and medical facilities mean tough conditions for those who have already lost their homes, belongings and, in many cases, loved ones.

Official Chinese media sources are now reporting more than 1,100 lives lost in the 6.9 magnitude quake, its epicentre in Yushu county. Some survivors say people from outside the quake-hit zone have been stealing tents destined for them.

But as tensions rise, rescue teams have found more survivors in the rubble.

As heavy equipment starts to arrive, Tibetan monks continue to use their bare hands to help. But with nearly 300 people still missing, as time passes, the chances of finding anyone else alive are diminishing.

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