China rushes relief after Sichuan quake kills 188

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China rushes relief after quake in Sichuan province kills 188

LUSHAN, China — After dynamiting through landslide-blocked roads, Chinese relief crews hurried food, water and other supplies into the rural hills of China’s Sichuan province today, two days after an earthquake killed at least 188 people and injured more than 11,000.

Rescuers reached the most cut-off communities in Baoxing and Lushan counties, though heavy machinery and trucks bearing supplies moved slowly along roads partly blocked by landslide debris.

The delivery of relief supplies, while not enough to meet all the demand, marked headway as frustrations grew among survivors.

Saturday’s quake was among the deadliest China has seen in the past three years. The China Earthquake Administration said that 188 people had died, another 25 remain missing and more than 11,000 were injured.

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