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Taking Stock After the Disaster
As thousands of rescue workers pushed their way to destroyed towns and villages, Chinese officials said the death toll from Monday's quake could pass 50,000.
After Five Days, Hope for Miracles Is Slipping Away Article | HANWANG, China, May 17 -- Suddenly the groaning steam shovel went silent. Rescue workers in orange jumpsuits swarmed over chunks of concrete debris and closed in. Carefully, deliberately and, it seemed, respectfully, they began digging into the rubble with their hands.