China death toll rises to 12,000

I’ve bee surfing the web today to see how much information is able to flow out of China in the wake of the devastating 7.9 magnitude quake that shook Chengdu Province this week.

The raw news and photos are grim:

AP is reporting that as many as 12,000 are now dead and 20,000 are missing.

Here’s some Chinese media reports via Google translator. 

Here’s a page of video images from near the epicenter. reports.

What about the Pandas?

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