Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quake kills at least 400 in Tibet region of China

"A series of strong earthquakes struck a western area of China on Wednesday, killing at least 400 people and injuring thousands as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, local officials said. The magnitude-6.9 temblor struck an area in southern Qinghai province, near Tibet, on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said," reports CBC. "Paramilitary police had to use shovels to dig through the rubble in a township where most of the homes had been flattened, footage on state television showed." READ MORE