"Millions left homeless by China quake"
CNN (May 16, 2008)
- " BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington said Friday that a devastating earthquake in southwest China destroyed or heavily damaged 436,000 properties leading to 4.8 million homeless, according to official figures.
- "At a news conference in the U.S. capital, Wang Baodong said the disaster had led to 500 deaths outside Sichuan province, the hardest-hit area. The official death toll now stands at 22,000, with 14,000 still buried.
- "A German has been confirmed as among those killed by Monday's quake, said Baodong."
"Wo zhi dao wo bu zhi dao; I know I don’t know"
Posted by GarethinChina, on Go Smell the Flowers (May 15, 2008)
"This came to me from a Chinese colleague of mine - I helped the English interpretation a little;"
Update: May 16, 2008
A few of the photos, displayed with permission (thanks!).