PHOTOS: 7.8 Earthquake Rocks China, Kills Thousands

PHOTOS: 7.8 Earthquake Rocks China, Kills Thousands
<< Previous   4 of 6   Next >>
Primary school students in northwest China's Gansu Province squat under their desks during an earthquake that devastated much of neighboring Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008.

At least 48 people in Gansu died in the magnitude 7.8 quake, and 20,000 have been evacuated.

"Stampede accidents have been reported in some schools in Longnan," Zhang Lixin, a press official of Longnan City of Gansu, told the state-run news agency Xinhua.

More Photos in the News
Today's Top 15 Most Popular Stories
Free Email Newsletter: "Focus on Photography"
—Photograph by Sun Jianrong/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.