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Chinese Soldiers Rush to Bolster Weakened Dams

Edward Wong reports in the New York Times: China mobilized 30,000 additional soldiers to the earthquake-shattered expanses of the nation’s southwestern regions on Wednesday — not just to help victims, but also to shore up weakened dams and other elements of the infrastructure whose failure could compound the disaster. The remains of collapsed buildings in Beichuan County, Sichuan

May 15, 2008

China Steps Up Rescue Operation (Videos Added)

The government is now estimating that the death toll from Monday’s earthquake could top 50,000. Rescue teams from Japan are expected to arrive on Friday, and teams from Hong Kong and Taiwan are also expected soon, reports Xinhua. The government has also made an appeal for heavy lifting equipment to help with rescue efforts. Watch a video report of rescue efforts in the village

May 14, 2008