April 21st, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Strong quake hits southwestern China, 180 are dead

The death toll from the earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province has risen to 180 people with another 24 missing, China's Xinhua news agency reported Sunday.

More than 11,200 are injured.

Thousands of emergency workers, including soldiers, rushed to reach the affected zones in the hilly region, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang traveled to the area from Beijing, state media reported.

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  1. chrissy

    Wow that is a lot of injurred people. Do they even have that many medical people? Prayers for the injurred and condolances to the families of the deceased.

    April 21, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    I have seen this story earlier and both death and injured count keeps rising. My prayers go out to those people.

    April 21, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yea i noticed that too @ s kel. When this was first posted it said 193 dead and 10,500 injurred then a few mins later it was 180 dead and 11,200 injurred. Either way its alot and i imagine at this point it would be extremely hard to be accurate. What a disaster this is going to be cuz im almost certain they arent equiped to handle anything this big. And im against sending financial aid to foreign countries for most things but this is something that we really should! God bless these people especially the children.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Connor Singerline

    I will be praying for all the victims of this tragic event. Hopefully the missing people will be found safe.

    – Connor Singerline

    April 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |