Wed, September 15, 2010

Rain triggers mudslides in China

Death toll from SW China mudslides rises to 12; 80 still missing

The death toll from the mudslides in a remote mountain town in southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 12, with 80 others still missing Friday, said local authorities. Full story


Zhouqu county before mudslide

A bird-eye view of Zhouqu county in NW China's Gansu province before it was flattened by a rain-triggered mudslide on Sunday morning.


What causes the massive landslides this year?
Climate change
Natural disaster
Human neglect


China spends $357 mln on flood control, drought relief this year: officials

2010-08-25 14:25:15 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese central government has spent 2.43 billion yuan (357 million U.S. dollars) on flood control and drought relief as of Aug. 23 this year, and the country's flood-fighting efforts would continue, government officials said here Wednesday.

New semester begins in mudslide-hit Zhouqu

2010-08-25 09:21:41 GMT China Daily A flag-raising ceremony is held at the No 1 Primary School in Zhouqu county, Northwest China's Gansu province, Aug 25, 2010. More than 7,000 primary and middle school students in the mudslide-battered county began their new semester Wednesday, after the disaster claimed 1,447 lives on Aug 8.

China's military donates 41.5 mln yuan to mudslide-hit county

2010-08-19 02:43:31 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the armed police force have so far donated 41.5 million yuan (6.1 million U.S. dollars) to Zhouqu County in northwest China which was devastated by a massive mudslide.

Grief shadows China's Valentine's Day in mudslide-battered county

2010-08-17 02:43:48 GMT Xinhua English ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Without chocolates, roses or a candlelight dinner, Ren Wenbin and Li Jin spent Qixi Festival, dubbed "China's Valentine' s Day", huddling in a tent, eating instant noodles in Zhouqu County, which had been leveled by China's worst mudslide in decades.

New school dawns for mudslide-hit Zhouqu

2010-09-15 05:50:09 GMT China Daily Kids and their parents attend an opening ceremony of a newly-built kindergarten for victims of mudslide-hit Zhouqu, Gansu province on September 14, 2010. The makeshift kindergarten serves as a simple but important education institution for kids of families in the disaster-battered area.

Death toll from China mudslides rises to 1,467; 298 still missing

2010-08-31 12:52:15 GMT Xinhua English ZHOUQU, Gansu, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the massive mudslides in Zhouqu County, in northwest China's Gansu Province, had risen to 1,467 as of Monday, with 298 others still missing, rescue headquarters said.

Water level declines in mudslide-hit Zhouqu

2010-08-25 01:52:52 GMT Xinhua English After days of dredge work in the Bailong River, Zhouqu witnessed a significant decline of the water level, flood on some of the street began to subside.

Young soldiers work in landslide-hit Zhouqu County

2010-08-24 03:11:50 GMT Xinhua English Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2010 shows young soldiers born in the 1990s working on their duties in landslide-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 23, 2010.

Death toll from SW China mudslides rises to 32; 60 still missing

2010-08-23 13:49:43 GMT Xinhua English GONGSHAN, Yunnan, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the mudslides in a remote mountain township in southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 32, with 60 others still missing as of 6:00 p.m. Monday, said a local official.

Torrential rains in NW China leaves 36 dead, 23 more missing

2010-08-17 02:48:00 GMT Xinhua English LANZHOU, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rains in Longnan City of northwest China's Gansu Province have left 36 people dead and 23 others missing by Monday afternoon, according to a report released by local provincial authority Tuesday.

More than 1,100 volunteers helping

2010-08-13 03:00:36 GMT China Daily ZHOUQU, Gansu - Volunteer Lu Xidai was busy all day Thursday distributing donated baby milk powder to young mothers whose homes were destroyed in the deadly landslide in Zhouqu.

Hurried cleanup begins before more rain falls

2010-08-12 06:22:16 GMT China Daily BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- The stench of death loomed over this northwestern county on Wednesday, three days after the deadliest mudslide in decades buried almost 2,000 people in their homes.

Rescuers finish draining barrier lake in mudslide-hit Zhouqu

2010-08-30 13:38:41 GMT Xinhua English Chinese rescuers Monday finished draining the stagnant water in the barrier lake formed after a mudslide blocked the Bailong River in Zhouqu County 23 days ago.

Yingxiu soaked in flood

2010-08-20 10:40:58 GMT Mudslides blocked a temporary uphill way from Yingxiu to Wenchuanand a downhill way, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 17, 2010.

Mudslide-hit Zhouqu demolishes dilapidated buildings

2010-08-20 10:23:17 GMT Xinhua English A crane demolishes a dilapidated building at the mudslide-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 20, 2010.

Children receive hepatitis vaccines in mudslides-hit Zhouqu

2010-08-18 12:32:40 GMT Xinhua English About 500 children in one and a half to six years old have been vaccinated hepatitis vaccines in the mudslides-hit areas until the noon of Wednesday.

China mourns landslide victims

2010-08-16 06:36:33 GMT China pays tribute to the more than 1,200 people killed in a massive landslide.

Candles lighted up to mourn for Zhouqu mudslide victims

2010-08-16 02:22:52 GMT Xinhua English A participant lights up candles during a mourning activity in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 15, 2010, to mourn for the victims of the Aug. 8 mudslide disaster in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. China on Sunday held mournings for the mudslide victims, all over the country and at overseas embassies and consulates.

Floods, landslides leave 19 dead, 20 missing in west China

2010-08-13 06:10:07 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING - Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have left 19 people dead, 20 missing and thousands trapped in parts of west China, apart from the Zhouqu mudslides that killed more than 1,000, local authorities said Friday.

5 dead in another landslide in NW China

2010-08-10 13:52:47 GMT Xinhua English XI'AN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and eight others injured in a landslide in northwest China's Shaanxi Province Monday night, local authorities said Tuesday.