NBC and ABC continued coverage of the earthquake in Sichuan Province. ABC's Stephanie Sy visited a 20,000 person shelter in a sports stadium in Mianyang, which provides food, first aid, psychological counseling, "even barbers clipping hair." NBC's In Depth feature had Ian Williams accompany inspectors from the San Francisco based Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. "In school after school the engineers have reached the same chilling conclusion: the buildings were so shoddy the children never stood a chance." Some structures were built only of masonry with no reinforcing concrete beams. Civil engineer Kit Miyamoto told Williams that the weakest structures were built during the '80s and '90s when "China's economy had a building boom. Even where buildings remain standing they can no longer be used. Entire towns and cities are now uninhabitable."
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