BEIJING - The second powerful earthquake in five years struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, leaving at least 179 people dead and more than 5,500 injured.
This aerial photo released by Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses in the wake of the powerful earthquake that hit Taiping town of Lushan County. (AP Photo)
Saturday's quake, while not as destructive as the one in 2008, toppled buildings, triggered landslides and disrupted phone and power connections in mountainous Lushan county.
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