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Gansu Landslides: More of China Crumbles

Posted by feww on August 8, 2010

Massive landslides triggered by large scale flooding kill at least 127 people, leave 2,000 missing

The landslides have “leveled an area about 5 km long and 500 meters wide,” affecting at least 20,000 people a statement posted on the website of the provincial government said, Xinhua reported.


Original caption: Photo taken by mobile phone shows rescuers searching for missing personnel in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Gansu Province, Aug. 8, 2010. At least 96 people have been confirmed dead in landslides triggered by torrential rains in Zhouqu County. (Xinhua)

“Someone said the fifth floor of my residential building had been submerged. People are busy looking for family members and friends,” said Li Tiankui, a resident who lived near the Bailong River.

Bailong River was blocked by debris which changed its course and formed a 3-km long lake, measuring 100 meters wide and 9 meters deep, and holding about 1.5 million cubic meters of water, the provincial flood control department said. More …

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One Response to “Gansu Landslides: More of China Crumbles”

  1. Benjamin Brame said

    The Monsoon this iron tiger year is horrible.
    Pakistan, Ladakh, India, Kashmir and China are in a bad situation.
    In China, the tibetan community is again in pain.
    It is fundamental to help the victims because the situation can become unstable in these regions very caused a big stir politically.

    Let us help,

    Jurist of French of Benjamin Brame in directly foreigners and refugees.

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