Earthquake relief in China hampered by landslides

BEIJING (AP) - Relief workers trying to reach mountain villages devastated by an earthquake in China's southwest used horses Wednesday after landslides blocked roads. The official death toll stood at 16 and was expected to rise. 

The magnitude-6.2 quake in Yunnan province Monday night knocked down thousands of mud-brick houses as people slept. But a local official said the death toll was low because many others were outdoors enjoying a cool evening after a hot day. 

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