Chinese Quake Zone Awaits Supplies

    Injured villagers on September 9, 2012 receive medical treatment at a evacuation center after a series of earthquakes hit Yiliang County, Yunnan Province on September 7.  Rescuers searching for survivors from twin earthquakes that struck southwestern China battled blocked roads and downed communications as the death toll rose to 80. Some 820 people were injured and 201,000 displaced after two 5.6-magnitude quakes struck the resource rich but impoverished region on September 7.        AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

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    After a series of earthquakes shook a farming region in southwestern China, killing 81 and injuring hundreds more, supplies were rushed to survivors Sunday. The region continued to feel tremors and aftershocks, and a small child was killed by a wall that collapsed Saturday, the disaster’s latest victim. Two hundred thousand villagers were evacuated from the mountain region as homes were destroyed and landslides blocked roadways. “We are in dire need of tents and quilts,” one official said as many of the evacuees continued to sleep in the open air. “Many people have no quilts and are not living in tents.”

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