Death Toll From Quake In China Nears 100

BEIJING (July 23, 2013)—One person remained missing Tuesday after an earthquake that killed at least 94 in northwest China.

Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs chipped away at collapsed hillsides Tuesday in a farming region of northwest China.

More than a thousand were injured in the quake Monday.

The Gansu province government said that about 123,000 people were affected by the quake, and more than 31,000 have been moved to temporary shelters.

It said almost 2,000 homes were destroyed, and about 22,500 more were damaged.

The quake toppled brick walls and telephone lines, shattered mud-and-tile-roofed houses and sent cascades of dirt and rock down hillsides that blocked roads and slowed rescue efforts by crews trying to reach remote areas.

Hospitals set up aid stations in parking lots to accommodate large numbers of injured, while hundreds of paramilitary People's Armed Police fanned out to search for victims in the region of terraced farmland where the quake struck about 760 miles west of Beijing.


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