China earthquake rescue effort continues, death toll rises

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Thousands of emergency workers are in China’s Sichuan province after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the region on Saturday.

More than 180 people are confirmed dead, but the death toll is expected to rise.

Witnesses said the quake sheared off mountain sides which blocked roads and flattened buildings.

That caused obstacles for emergency crews who are racing against the clock to find survivors.

Triage centers and tents are set up to help those affected, including a woman who was in labor when the quake hit.

She delivered a healthy baby girl and named her Zhensheng, which means “earthquake” in Chinese.