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From the ‘When the Shaking Stops’ workshop, Prof Li Jing of Beijing Normal University and National Disaster Committee, gives his presentation on disaster response in China. He also focuses on reconstruction efforts after the Wenchuan earthquake.
The Gansu province in northwest China experienced a massive landslide caused by flooding. The landslide engulfed Zhouqu county:
“Torrential rains began to fall at around 10pm Saturday, then there were landslides and the power of the county was cut,” Diemujiangteng, head of the county, told Xinhua [News in China]. “The water of the Bailong River then flowed into the county seat and many people were trapped. Now the sludge has become the biggest problem to rescue operations. It’s too thick to walk or drive through.” The Guardian Read more
The landslide that occurred in Huayuan County, China in the Southern Province of Sichuan yesterday morning is one of a number of hazards that has plagued the country since it has experienced its worst flood season in over a decade. A landslide from Ermanshan Mountain engulfed the Shuange village where three survivors were rescued, including an 80-year-old according to the BBC. About 4,000 villagers were evacuated from their homes and 21 people have been reported missing since Tuesday morning. Read more