More than 12,000 are dead in the Sichuan province alone in the 7.9 earthquake that struck southwestern China yesterday. In Mianzhu, not far from the center of the quake officials believe over 18,000 people are buried in one city.
Rescue efforts are being stalled by rain throughout the region, which is expected for the next few days. China says it would welcome international help, but even their own people are having trouble getting to the affected regions. We talk with an observer about the latest. Guest: Laura Colbert, former reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio. She is in Chengdu