This has been a horrible week, 100,000+ dead in Burma, and now a minimum of 1000-5000 dead in China?! Storms in the USA taking lives. I am sending my sympathies to all those effected by recent tragedies and my love to friends and family everywhere. This is an important time for those who can, to reach out and help those who can't. And take a moment to appreciate our loved ones and our good fortune as we help those in need at home and abroad.
The estimated death toll covers just one county - Beichuan - in the south-western province of Sichuan that was worst hit by the quake. Ten thousand people are feared injured in the county. Fatalities have also been reported in neighbouring provinces and the death toll is expected to jump as contact is made with regions cut off by the disaster.- Telegraph
Eighty percent of the buildings in Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County collapsed after the quake. Beichuan is the capital of the Chengdu region in Sichuan Province.
Death toll already up to 10,000 in China.
24 in storms in the USA.
100,000+ in Burma.
Quake left 18,000 buried in one city!
Official death toll tops 12,000, but figure likely to rise with the news coming from the epicenter area.