A girl was rescued from school dorm rubble last night after 50 hours trapped in the wreckage from China’s earthquake, CNN reports. She was calling “uncle, save me," said a rescuer. "The voice could haunt me for the rest of my life.” The rescue was a bright spot as China reported that nearly 400 dams were cracked in the quake, and scrambled to relieve pressure and shore them up.
Reports of dam cracks were widespread, and the government ordered an inspection of all reservoirs. Meanwhile, the relief effort continued elsewhere as China dispatched 90 more rescue helicopters and another 30,000 troops, the BBC reports. The official death toll was 14,886 last night, but reports from various regions show far higher numbers.