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Rescuers scour rubble for survivors of deadly earthquake

LUSHAN, China — Relief teams brought in helicopters and dynamited through landslides Sunday to reach some of the most isolated communities hit by a powerful weekend earthquake, as rescuers led search dogs through piles of brick, concrete, and wood debris to search for survivors.

Saturday’s earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya’an city.

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