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Landslides Claim More Lives in South China

Posted by feww on July 9, 2010

Flooding and landslide disasters leave at least 27 dead, 6 missing and tens of thousands evacuated in south China

More rain-triggered landslides killed at least 27 people, with six others reported missing, and tens of thousands were evacuated in south China as roads and railway lines were out in south China, a report said.

“In the hardest-hit Chongqing Municipality, at least eight people had died, one remain missing and 27,000 were relocated, local authorities said late Friday.”

“The heaviest rain this summer started to batter Chongqing from Thursday night, with Huatian Township in Youyang County recording the largest rainfall of 241.6 mm. Water levels in most rivers in Chongqing have risen above warning levels.”

Fenshui and Sanzheng townships in Wanzhou District of Chongqing were left submerged in 1.2-meter deep floodwater. More…

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China: Yuan or Your Life?

Posted by feww on June 21, 2010

Nature’s Response to China’s Violent Assault on Ecosystems?

About 2 percent of China’s population have so far been impacted by torrential rain, flooding and landslides

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been killed, and many are missing in southern China after days of apocalyptic rain, violent flooding and massive landslides.

At least 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, with millions of hectares (acres) of crops spoiled by the deadly deluge.


Nanping City deluged by torrential rains. Original Caption: Photo taken on June 20, 2010 shows the waterlogging Nanping City, southeast China’s Fujian Province. Caused by continual torrential rains since June 18, rivers continued to swell in Nanping City, leaving 24 dead and 28 lost so far. (Xinhua/Wang Shanglin). Image may be subject to copyright.

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