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Schools were poorly built

September 05, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A Chinese government scientist says a rush to build schools probably led to construction flaws that caused many of them to collapse in May's devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, the first official admission that building standards may have contributed to the deaths of many children.

The quake killed nearly 70,000 people and damaged more than 1,000 schools.

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