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Damaged University Mourns Its Dead--and Plans Fast Recovery

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Science  30 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5880, pp. 1145
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5880.1145a

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Mianyang, a sprawling science city with a population of 5.2 million, was one of the worst hit by the 12 May rupture of the Longmenshan Fault. As Science went to press, the number of local dead had climbed above 20,000.