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Mass Evacuations Ordered as Pipeline Spews 2,000 Tons of Fuel

Posted by feww on November 29, 2013

Massive pipeline leak prompts mass evacuations in SW China

About 2,000 tons of gasoline escaped  at a high-speed railway construction site after a construction tower collapsed snapping a pipeline in SW China’s Guizhou Province.

The pipeline damaged in the incident is owned by Sinopec, the country’s largest oil refiners,  said a report.

“Three people have received medical treatment, and more than 110 are working to repair the broken pipe and clear the site, which is about 30 meters from the Shanghai-Kunming railway and has residential houses nearby.”

The local government has ordered mass evacuations of residents within a two kilometer radius of the incident site, and rail authorities have suspended train services.

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Pipeline explosions last Friday killed 55 people and left 145 others injured, with nine additional passersby reported as missing in the coastal city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. Source: NEWS.CN. More images ...

Other Sinopec Pipeline’s Deadly Explosions

Meantime, the China PetroChemical Corporation (Sinopec) announced it had suspended two company executives following the deadly pipeline explosions last Friday

The blasts killed 55 people and left 145 others injured, with nine additional passersby reported as missing in the coastal city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province.

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Drought Drying Up Thousands of Rivers and Reservoirs in China

Posted by feww on July 27, 2013

Millions Short of Drinking Water in S, SW and Central China

Disastrous drought continues to plague parts of Guizhou, Hunan and Hubei provinces, affecting at least 12 million people.  More than 3 million people and 2 million livestock have been affected by severe shortages of drinking water, and the drought is expected to continue, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said. As of July 26, about 2.5 million hectares of farmland have also been affected.

  • “Since the start of July, the amount of precipitation in those areas has been down dramatically from that recorded during the same period of last year, the headquarters said.”
  • “In the coming days, droughts are likely to continue in those regions as high temperatures and little precipitation persist, according to the country’s weather forecasters.”

Guizhou Province: Persistent and widespread droughts in southwest China’s Guizhou Province have affected up to 10 million people in more than 200 counties since mid-June. More than 1 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water, and about 600,000 hectares of crops is being lost or damaged by the drought, said the provincial government.

Hunan Province:  Severe drought has spread in central China’s Hunan Province leaving more 1.15 million people short of drinking water.

“Over 100 counties in 14 cities and prefectures in the province have been affected by the drought. About 6 million mu (400,000 hectares) of crops have also been affected and 311,000 heads of livestock lack adequate amounts of drinking water, according to the headquarters,” said a report.

“The extreme weather has also caused 186 rivers and 252 reservoirs to dry up.

“The province has sent 2.5 million people and 13,000 water tankers to irrigate croplands and provide water for 365,000 people, the headquarters said.”

YOU Could Be Next!

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Original Caption:  Resident Lyu Youde walks on the dried-up pond bed at Jingtang Village of Wufengpu Town in Shaoyang County, central China’s Hunan Province, July 24, 2013. A drought that has lasted since early July has left 533,000 people short of drinking water in the province. 107 counties of 14 cities and prefectures in the province have been affected by the drought, with about 6027,000 hectares of crops damaged and 311,000 heads of livestock short of water. Also in the province, 186 rivers and 252 reservoirs are dry. (Xinhua/Li Ga). More images…

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Fire Destroys 200 Houses in SW China

Posted by feww on July 17, 2013

Wusuo Village of Miao ethnic group in SW China’s Guizhou Province consumed by fire

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Fire destroyed more than 200 houses in Wusuo Village of Miao ethnic group,  Taijiang County, in southwest China’s Guizhou Province July 16, 2013.  (Xinhua). More images…

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Dozens killed or missing in Nepal avalanche-triggered floods

Posted by feww on May 5, 2012

Floods ravage tourist resort town of Pokhara, Nepal, sweeping away dozens of people

Large masses of snow and ice slid down the Annapurna Mountain range blocking the Seti River in Kaski district, triggering extensive flooding south of mountain,  and leaving scores of people dead or missing.

The “apocalyptic flood” swept away trucks and buses and forced the authorities to evacuate settlements on the river banks, reports said.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • ChinaA severe drought has affected about a million people in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and neighboring Guizhou province.
    • The drought has left at least 100,000 hectares of cropland parched and hundreds of thousands of livestock with little or no drinking water.
  • Iran-Iraq border. A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran- Iraq border on Thursday has injured more than 3,500 people, reports said.
    • The quake struck at a depth of about 10km, some 467 km (290 miles) SW of the Iranian capital, USGS/EHP reported.
    • The shock caused moderate to severe damage to 50 villages, according to reports.
  • California, USA.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 6 counties in California as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by freezing temperatures on Jan. 16-17, 2012.
    • Glenn County in California has been designated as a Primary Natural Disaster area.
    • The five contiguous counties of Butte, Colusa, Lake, Mendocino and
      Tehama have also been declared as disaster areas.

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WORST EVER DROUGHT in SW China

Posted by feww on March 18, 2010

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Worst drought in a century in Guizhou province, SW China


Southwest China’s Guizhou Province is experiencing its worst drought in a
century, with nearly 90 counties affected. Source: CCTV. Image may be subject to copyright.

The drought has cut drinking water supplies to five million people, and more than two million animals. Sixty percent of agricultural land has been hit, local government said, CCTV reported.

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