Wednesday, April 14, 2010

6.9 Earthquake Strikes Qinghai: Updated

Regional broadcast media are reporting 67 dead in the Tibetan region of Yushu County, in China's Qinghai Province (Tibet's Jyekundo, in Kham -- this is a Tibetan earthquake). The quake struck around 4:49 p.m. PST yesterday.

UPDATED: Western print and electronic media reporting 400 dead, 10,000 injured.

UPDATED: CBS reporting "over 600" dead, many thousands injured. Thousands of troops are being airlifted into region to help. The footage is almost unbearable to watch.

UPDATED: Over 1,000 deaths reported by on-the-ground observers. Hospitals as far away as Chengdu are filled to capacity. Casualties line the roads by the thousands, being transported in cars, but there is nowhere to take them.

Note: We are continuously updating links to earthquake coverage at our consolidation page, here.

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