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Photo-Essay: Chinese Earthquake Victims Fear Second Disaster Looms

Foreign correspondent Jon Stephenson is in Dujiangyan, China, which is about 100 kilometres from Wenchuan, the epicentre of Monday's 7.9-magnitude quake. He filed the following images taken at the Juyuan Middle School in Juyuan Township where 900 students were buried under rubble.

The death toll continues to climb with conservative estimates suggesting more than 40,000 people are dead, missing or buried in the rubble. Survivors are concerned that dangerous cracks have appeared in several hydro dams and reservoirs around the earthquake zone and fear another disaster could be looming.

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One hundred bodies remain trapped beneath the rubble of Juyuan Middle School. One of them is a relative of this young girl.

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A Dujingyan resident looks through the rubble.

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A Chinese medical officer sprays the area around Juyuan Middle School to prevent disease from spreading.

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One of the classrooms that remain standing at Juyuan Middle School. Note the picture on the blackboard depicts someone running with the Olympic torch.


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