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Wenchuan Earthquake | May

The deadly May 12 earthquake, measured at magnitude 8.0 on the Richter Scale, killed 69,227 people (official figure as of Sept. 19) and left 17,923 and 374,634 people missing and injured respectively. It is the deadliest earthquake to hit China since the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which killed at least 240,000 people.
Special Report: Wenchuan Earthquake

President Hu Jintao and other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, as well as other officials pay a three-minute silent tribute to victims of the quake in the central government compound of Zhongnanhai in Beijing yesterday. The Chinese characters on the banner read: Deep mourning for Wenchuan quake victims. 

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