Update: over 12,000 dead in Wenchuan earthquake

By May 13th, in Sichuan province alone, over 12,000 people had died after Wenchuan earthquake. There are also more than 26,206 injured and 9,404 still buried in rubbles. Over 3.46 million houses and buildings had been destroyed or severely damaged.

Majority of the reported death is located at Mianyang (7,395) and Deyang (2648), while there is no official account of the death figure at the epicenter Wenchuan and Beichuan. it is almost certain that the death figure will continue to climb. This is a sad and sad week. Please donate to the Chinese redcross or other disaster relief charities.

Some donation sites/links are below:

http://www.chinaconsulatechicago.org/eng/xw/t434219.htm

http://www.redcross.org.cn/ or http://202.108.59.10/english/donate.htm
https://www.redcross.org.hk/donation/user_donation.asp
http://www.one-foundation.com/html/cn/beneficence_01.htm
http://www.mercycorps.org

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