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China earthquake death toll passes 400

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More than 400 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, officials said Tuesday, as relatives faced the stark probability that rescuers would only find the remains of their loved ones. 

Rescuers carry an injured victim of an earthquake past wrecked buildings in Ludian county in Zhaotong, China's southwestern Yunnan province on August 4, 2014

The death toll had risen to 410, authorities in the southwestern province of Yunnan said in a statement, as concerns mounted over a barrier lake formed by a landslide blocking a river in the disaster zone.

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