Thursday 27 November 2014

Thousands of troops join China quake rescue push

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Chinese paramilitary policemen and rescuers carry a victim injured in Sunday's earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following the strong earthquake in southern China that killed over 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese paramilitary policemen and rescuers carry a victim injured in Sunday's earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Villagers sit in front of their destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man wraps the victims' bodies on the wooden stretchers near the earthquake zone in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Villagers carry relief materials on their back as they walk along damaged houses, after a deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town on Sunday, Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 4, 2014. Picture taken August 4, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily
A woman carries her son on her back as she prays for those affected by Sunday's earthquake which hit Longtoushan town, at a temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, August 5, 2014. The death toll from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit the town in the province's mountainous Ludian county of Zhaotong, Yunnan province, on Sunday climbed to 398 people, state media reported on Monday. REUTERS/Alex Lee
Villagers watch a worker useing a bulldozer to transport paramilitary policemen and rescue workers across a river after a bridge was damaged by a strong earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A donkey stands tied to a pole near houses damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following the strong earthquake in southern China that killed over 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A villager stands at the rubbles following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Rescuers wrap a victim's body near a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A rescuer walks past paramilitary policemen searching for survivors at a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A man walks past a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Villagers watch rescuers searching for survivor following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Rescuers prepare to carry away a young victim on a stretcher near a destroyed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Rescuers try to retrieve a trapped victim's body from a collapsed house following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A villager carries her belongings and walks through the rubbles from destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Rescuers and a villager walk past rubbles from destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A severely injured person is carried through a window onto a train heading to Kunming to receive better medical treatment at a railway station after earthquake struck on Sunday, in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. A deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county of Zhaotong on Sunday which has killed at least 410 people and injured 2373, according to the state media. REUTERS/China Daily
People suffering from severe injuries are transported onto a train heading for Kunming to receive better medical treatment after Sunday's earthquake at a railway station in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. A deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county of Zhaotong on Sunday which has killed at least 410 people and injured 2373, according to the state media. REUTERS/China Daily
Rescue workers are transported into an earthquake zone on a front loader in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. A deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county of Zhaotong on Sunday which has killed at least 410 people and injured 2,373, according to the state media. REUTERS/China Daily
A woman washes the feet for a crying child under a tent at a quake zone at Longtoushan, Dudian county, in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. A deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county of Zhaotong on Sunday which has killed at least 410 people and injured 2,373, according to the state media. REUTERS/China Daily
Rescue workers carrying medicines step off a front loader upon arriving at a quake zone at Longtoushan, Dudian county, in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. A deadly earthquake hit Longtoushan town, Ludian county of Zhaotong on Sunday which has killed at least 410 people and injured 2,373, according to the state media. REUTERS/China Daily

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