Nearly 10,000 killed in China Earthquake


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CHENGDU, China (CNN) -- Rainy weather and poor logistics thwarted efforts by relief troops who walked for hours over rock, debris and mud on Tuesday in hopes of reaching the worst-hit area of an earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 in central China, state-run media reported.

Setting out from Maerkang in Sichuan Province at 8 p.m. Monday, the 100 or so troops had to travel 200 kilometers (124 miles) to go before reaching Wenchuan, the epicenter of the quake, also in the province, Xinhua reported. After seven hours, they still had 70 kilometers (43 miles) to go.

"I have seen many collapsed civilian houses, and the rocks dropped from mountains on the roadside are everywhere," the head of the unit, Li Zaiyuan, told Xinhua.

Added CNN Correspondent John Vause: "The roads here are terrible in the best of times ... right now they're down right atrocious. They've resorted to going in one man at a time on foot."

Nearly all the confirmed deaths were in Sichuan Province, but rescuers were hindered because roads linking it to the provincial capital, Chengdu, were damaged, Xinhua reported.

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May Allah bless the souls of the deceased and help those who r in pain in and sufering

Our Prayers are With them


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ya say that last night on tv very sad :(

10000 is a big amount man :mad:


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ya say that last night on tv very sad :(

10000 is a big amount man :mad:

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man i used to live in Chengdu when i was in China

and they say its pretty badly hit

i remember the place and all the buildings n stuff


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man i used to live in Chengdu when i was in China

and they say its pretty badly hit

i remember the place and all the buildings n stuff

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you must be feeling more sad


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you must be feeling more sad
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yeah i have been mailin my friends like crazy in china to see if they are fine

have not gotten a reply yet from them i am hopin they are fine


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yeah i have been mailin my friends like crazy in china to see if they are fine

have not gotten a reply yet from them i am hopin they are fine

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i am sure they wont get time to read emails in such a situation


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i am sure they wont get time to read emails in such a situation
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i know but i m worried abt them thats why i am emailin them


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i know but i m worried abt them thats why i am emailin them

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well i saw in the news that the power supply has been hampered

so how would the net work


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our media is strange there was such a big earthquake and only 2-3 selected channels were covering this news


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well i saw in the news that the power supply has been hampered

so how would the net work

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in china emails are more commonly received on cell phones rather than computers

coz wireless providers usually offer free IMAP and POP service


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OMG the number has risen to 11900

now i m really worried abt my friends


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Cyclone in Myanamar

Earthquake in China

Judges given finger in Pakistan

More high rise taxes for Pakistani Awaam to fill up politician's belly

Tornado's in USA

signs of Judgment Day (and i dont mean the WWE pay-per-view)


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(and i dont mean the WWE pay-per-view)
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lolz :D


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Cyclone in Myanamar

Earthquake in China

Judges given finger in Pakistan

More high rise taxes for Pakistani Awaam to fill up politician’s belly

Tornado’s in USA

signs of Judgment Day (and i dont mean the WWE pay-per-view)

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well i thnk judges are given a whole arm not just finger

and i dont think it has something to do with judgement day

however these natural calamities are sign for ignorant people to believe and accept true teaching of real Islam

as described by Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)


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[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Cyclone in Myanamar

Earthquake in China

Judges given finger in Pakistan

More high rise taxes for Pakistani Awaam to fill up politician’s belly

Tornado’s in USA

signs of Judgment Day (and i dont mean the WWE pay-per-view)

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yup…more to come but we can’t exactly call’em signs


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This sad news reminds me of 8 October, 2005 powerful earthquake which struck Pakistan northern areas and on that day I was in Balakot city luckily I don't know how I survived but many of my friends died,it was a powerful earthquake.I know how it feels,May GOD help them all


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[quote=", post:, topic:"]

Cyclone in Myanamar

Earthquake in China

Judges given finger in Pakistan

More high rise taxes for Pakistani Awaam to fill up politician’s belly

Tornado’s in USA

signs of Judgment Day (and i dont mean the WWE pay-per-view)

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Tornadoes in USA, earthquakes in China, and Pakistan getting screwed up are all common occurrences, and none of these calamities are big and bad enough to be called the Judgment Day signs.


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Tornadoes in USA, earthquakes in China, and Pakistan getting screwed up are all common occurrences, and none of these calamities are big and bad enough to be called the Judgment Day signs.

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actually Tornadoes in USA, earthquakes in China are coz when the judgement day will come near such events will increase


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i think natural disasters is part of the world creation and it will continue till the end.....so its all natural just try to help the needy ones as much as u can


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just an update there are now 71,000 affected by the earth quake

OMG!!!!!

visit this site to get more detailed figures http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=6164685