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More than 60,000 people have been confirmed killed and Chinese aid workers are struggling to find shelter for millions who lost their homes in the May 12 earthquake. The figure is expected to rise with over 30,000 missing. 360,000 people were injured, 5 million people are displaced. The government has asked the international community to provide more relief aid, more than 3 million tents are needed and just 400,000 have so far reached the disaster zone. Absorbing the damage of the quake will take many years, meanwhile aftershocks continue..Earthquake victim Li Xiao Lan, 12, from Yingxiu lies in Huan Xi Hospital in Chengdu. She has been rescued after 24 hours, has undergone 2 surgeries in he attempt to save her leg.
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