Guo Shipeng and Nick Macfie

China quake kills more than 100, buries 900

A powerful earthquake in south-west China killed at least 107 people on Monday and buried 900 teenagers in a collapsed school as the tremor caused buildings to fall and left whole areas cut off. The death toll was expected to rise sharply as authorities and rescue teams make contact with the worst-hit areas of Sichuan province.

China quake kills five children, injures over 100

Five children were killed and more than 100 injured in a 7,8 magnitude earthquake that struck China's Sichuan province on Monday, causing buildings to sway and residents rushing out into the streets. China's official Xinhua news agency said the deaths occurred when two primary schools toppled in Liangping county of Chongqing, a municipality of 30-million that neighbours Sichuan.

China: Up to 5 000 killed in earthquake

A powerful earthquake on Monday in south-west China has killed up to 5 000 people and left as many as 10 000 injured, state media said, as hundreds of children remained trapped in at least eight collapsed schools. An estimated 3 000 to 5 000 people were killed in the Beichuan county of the mountainous Sichuan province alone.

China train crash kills at least 70, injures hundreds

Two passenger trains collided in eastern China on Monday, killing at least 70 people and injuring hundreds as carriages derailed and toppled into a ditch, state media said. About 400 people were taken to hospital, with 70 in a critical condition, Xinhua news agency said.

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