China earthquake: 37 tourists dead, 15 missing

May 13th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Chengdu (China), May 13 (Xinhua) At least 37 tourists have been killed and about 15 British tourists were reported missing following the earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, emergency management office said Tuesday. “A tourist coach was buried by a landslide in Maoxian County, Aba Prefecture, leaving 37 people dead,” a Sichuan provincial emergency management spokesman said.

More than 2,000 tourists including the British were stranded in the Tibetan-Qiang autonomous prefecture of Aba as of 8.20 a.m. Tuesday.

The British tourists were likely in Wolong, which is known for China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre.
Xinhua

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