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Earthquake death toll rises to 28,881
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Rescuers try to extricate Bian Gangfen from ruins in a chemical factory in the quake-hit Yinghua Town of Shifang City in southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 17, 2008. Bian Gangfen, 31, was successfully rescued at 18:18 p.m. on Saturday, 124 hours after she was trapped amid concrete in the deadly earthquake.

Sniffer dogs are trained to detect signs of life. Rescue crews are using both sniffer dogs and life detection equipment to locate survivors.

(Xinhua News Agency May 18, 2008)

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