In China, the official death toll from the earthquake in Sichuan province has increased to more than 51,000. Another 30,000 people are still missing. Meanwhile, concern for the over five million displaced people is mounting. The Chinese authorities have made an urgent global appeal for millions of tents to provide shelter. Observers have praised China’s handling of the disaster so far and its openness with the foreign press.
People check noticeboard for missing friends and relatives