In the earthquake zone of Sichuan Province, NBC's Ian Williams and CBS' Celia Hatton filed from Hanwang. "It is death on such a vast scale that in this central Chinese town everyone is wearing face masks to cope with the stench of corpses." NBC's Williams found "growing anger at the state of school buildings." The government already estimates that 6,900 separate classrooms were wiped out by the tremors "and that figure does not even include the hardest hit areas." Those may include Beichuan. ABC's Stephanie Sy described entering the "once picturesque valley home of 160,000." As she descended "an endless column of people snakes up a steep muddy pass lined with precariously perched boulders." Upon entering the old city, she exclaimed: "This is pretty much some of the worst destruction that we have seen so far, completely catastrophic.
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