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8,653 and more feared dead in China earthquake
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on Ritcher scale has taken 8,653 live in central China. In a school more than 900 children are reported buried. Neighboring countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand are also affected.
A STRONG earthquake in central China during mid of the day has caused more than 8,653 causalities. On the Ritcher scale the magnitude of quake is reported as 7.8 and it was struck at 14:28 local time.

The most dreaded incident has occurred in Juyuan township of Dujiangyan city of Sichuan province, in a school more than 900 children are trapped inside the building and it is feared that almost all 900 are buried inside.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 92 kms from Chengdu, which is the capital of Sichuan province. As the quake has occurred during mid day, causalities in schools are more as the children are trapped in the schools building. So far more than 50 bodies of children have been taken out the building in Sichuan province.

The shocks of quake have been felt in almost of all part of China. The quake has potential to cause huge damage to more lives.

China is the venue of Olympic Games this year. Already due to Tibet issue the game is facing political controversies, a spokesperson of Beijing Olympic committee, has told that no Olympic venues are affected by the earthquake.

Several power production units in the country are affected whose effect has been felt. In many of the neighboring countries of China the earthquake was also felt. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan and Thailand are also reported effected by quake.

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