A powerful aftershock rattled China’s southwest early Sunday, hampering frantic efforts to find earthquake survivors and help nearly five million people facing the risk of disease and flood.
The 6.0-magnitude tremor shook some of the worst-affected parts in
One survivor was pulled out on Sunday after 139 hours under the debris of a flattened hospital in the ravaged
At least 63 more people were rescued alive on Saturday, the state-run Xinhua news agency said, defying experts’ warnings that survival chances greatly diminish three days after an earthquake.
But not all the rescue stories have happy endings. A man pulled alive from the rubble after 129 hours — and whose leg had to be amputated by rescue teams — died in a hospital on Sunday of heart failure, state media said.