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Chinese say quake relief too little, too late

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 01:05

April 21 - Chinese residents in Sichaun province say government relief has arrived too late following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 208 people. Jessica Gray reports.

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The remains of a Sichuan province home, destroyed in a 6.6. magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday. A day after the deadly quake, which killed at least 208 people, many in Lushan county say government relief has arrived too slow. (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) 37-YEAR-OLD MOTHER CHENG ZHIRONG SAYING: "I was terrified, so scared. I didn't care if I got crushed, but I couldn't risk my child's life. I am worried now because we don't have a home, we have nothing to eat. What can we do without a home?" (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin) 44-YEAR-OLD FARMER LUO YUQUAN SAYING: "I'm not satisfied. You can see, we only just got pot noodles. This is the first time since it happened yesterday that we have seen pot noodles. We don't even think about rice. We haven't eaten. And as soon as we get anything, of course we give it to the children first. We are not happy, we feel terrible." The quake, which is the worst to hit the region in three years, also injured more than 11,800 people, while the death toll is expected to rise. Around 1,000 people are in serious condition. On Sunday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited some of those being treated for their injuries. Li also praised rescue workers for their efforts in pulling victims from the rubble. The quake hit near the site of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in 2008 that killed 70,000.

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Chinese say quake relief too little, too late

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 01:05