Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake

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  1. airtel

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    Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt
    Posted on August 8, 2017 by AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
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    A massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake in 2008 in China’s Sichuan province left 87,000 people dead or missing © AFP/File / TEH ENG KOON

    Beijing, China, Aug 8 – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate.

    Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition.

    But China’s National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimated that as many as 100 people may have perished, based on 2010 census data of the mountainous, sparsely populated region.

    Over 130,000 houses may be damaged, it added in a statement posted on its website, based on a preliminary analysis of the disaster in a remote region of Sichuan province.

    The quake occurred around 9.20 pm (1320 GMT), not far from the site of a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck in 2008 leaving 87,000 people dead or missing.

    Its epicentre was 284 kilometres (176 miles) north of the provincial capital Chengdu and struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

    The affected region, Jiuzhaigou county, includes one of the country’s most famous national parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for karst formations and lakes.

    At least one tourist was killed and four others injured in the park, the state-run People’s Daily newspaper said, with more than 100 other people trapped there.

    More than 38,000 people visited the tourist site on Tuesday, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

    Restaurant owner Tang Sesheng fled her establishment in Jiuzhaigou town after she felt the earth moving under her.

    “I was also in Jiuzhaigou in 2008 during the last big quake, so I knew what it was. This felt even stronger,” she told AFP by phone.

    She said people had come out of their homes to sit out in the town’s large public square, far from any tall structures, afraid to go back inside for fear that buildings might topple.

    Many were also sitting in cars, thinking it safer.

    “People didn’t dare grab anything like money or clothes — we just all ran outside right away.”

    Electricity was cut off briefly, but was then restored, she said.

    Some houses at the scenic spot collapsed following the quake and authorities were organising young people to help evacuate residents, a staff worker at the park told Xinhua.

    Photos from the area posted to social media showed masses of people milling about on streets scattered with light debris, and a taxi dented from being hit by a large boulder.

    Over 600 fire officers and soldiers have been deployed, the People’s Daily newspaper said.

    China is regularly hit by earthquakes, especially its mountainous western and southwestern regions.

    Earlier today, a landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 24 people in a different, mountainous region of Sichuan to the south of Chengdu.


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  3. airtel

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    Deaths reported as quake hits China's Sichuan province
    At least seven people dead and dozens injured after a magnitude 6.5 quake struck the country's southwest region.



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    More than 600 fire officers and soldiers have been deployed [Stringer/AFP]
    At least seven people have been killed, and dozens injured after a strong earthquake struck the southwestern region of China, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

    China's National Commission for Disaster Reduction reported that the magnitude 6.5 quake hit Sichuan province on Tuesday, and warned that the death toll could be higher.

    More than 130,000 houses may be damaged, it said in a statement posted on its website, based on a preliminary analysis of the disaster.

    The Sichuan earthquake agency said the epicentre of the tremor was in Ngawa prefecture, largely populated by ethnic Tibetans, many of whom are nomadic herders, but also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist destination.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Beijing, said there had been reports that the magnitude of the quake could be as high as 7, adding that it was shallow in depth at 15km below the earth's surface.

    Pictures on state-run social media sites showed some damage in Jiuzhaigou, with tiles having fallen from buildings and people rushing to safety.

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    The epicentre of the tremor was in Ngawa prefecture [CNS/Chen Yunhua via Reuters]
    State television cited a resident in a village near Jiuzhaigou as saying no buildings had collapsed where he was, but that there had been strong shaking and people had fled outdoors.

    Restaurant owner Tang Sesheng fled her establishment in Jiuzhaigou town after she felt the earth moving under her.

    "I was also in Jiuzhaigou in 2008 during the last big quake, so I knew what it was. This felt even stronger," she told AFP news agency by phone.

    She said people had come out of their homes to sit out in the town's large public square, far from any tall structures, afraid to go back inside for fear that buildings might topple.

    Many were also sitting in cars, thinking it safer.

    "People didn't dare grab anything like money or clothes - we just all ran outside right away."

    Electricity was cut off briefly, but was then restored, she said.

    The official Xinhua news agency quoted a Jiuzhaigou tourism official as saying that some houses had collapsed or cracked and authorities were organising evacuations.

    Tremors felt in Chengdu

    Shaking was felt in the provincial capital Chengdu and as far away as Xian, home of the Terracotta Warriors, according to users of Chinese social media.

    More than 600 fire officers and soldiers have been deployed, the People's Daily newspaper said.

    China is regularly hit by earthquakes, especially its mountainous western and southwestern regions.

    A quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed almost 70,000 people.

    Earlier on Tuesday, a landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 24 people in a different, mountainous region of Sichuan to the south of Chengdu.

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    Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies

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  4. moni_26

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    now globaltimes will say India used nuke in China.
    poor people dies, rest in the peace died people, because under ccp you were all slaves. now you all are free.
     
  5. Flame Thrower

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    If Chinese want a face saver, nothing can be better than this.

    They could say that Chengdu is hit by massive earthquake. Saving the civilian lives is more important than Doklam. We are moving our forces to get situation under control in Chengdu.

    I agree that this is a lame, but better than anything CPC will come up in future.

    But why PLAGF didn't retreat? Does it mean that they haven't decided on retreat or they have decided to stay and put up a fight?
     
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  6. no smoking

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    Why do they want to retreat? That is the area has been actually controlled by them for decades.
     
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    what is this? seriously hilarious..... man oh man..... wtf.....
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    India is excessively dependent on rain.

    Despite numerous warnings and advisories issued, mid and large scale farmers don't adopt technologies such as drip irrigation, aeroponics, hydroponics etc which will make them independent of the weather outside. These stupid people use that money to get their kids married in a grand fashion.

    The one who suffers is the smaller farmer who gets impacted due to this.

    GOI should convert all farmer debt into capital and start using them as a means to nudge these people to adopt modern practises.

    My sympathies are with the poorest lot among farmers who have no means; but the biggies deserve a kick and all their loan applications should be rejected until they pay back.

    Rest of India isn't foolish to repay the loans they take.
     
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  11. IndianHawk

    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    That is already changing.in previous years despite continuous draught like conditions, India's total agriculture output remained almost consistent.

    Also modi is working on irrigation on mission mode. Farmers are in stress mostly because of price vulnerability due to lack of cold storage. Wastage at Mandi etc .
     
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  12. Flame Thrower

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    No, it was a conflict zone.

    Forget about decades of rule. IA is in the area. Only two options left for Chinese

    1. To fight and get a bloody nose and loose respect
    2. Run away and loose respect

    What would you "No smoking" wanna do?
     
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  13. Khagesh

    Khagesh Senior Member Senior Member

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    Doklam is not a conflict zone.

    Chinese have illegally and immorally gone back on the agreements signed in 2012 etc. This is the official Indian stand and no singular citizen of India is authorized by Parliament of India to change that stand.

    Also do note that the real trijunction was further inside Tibet earlier and the 2012 agreement itself was a compromise based on the 2003 agreement which again was a compromise by India.

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    The aspects of tri-junction (Sino-Bhutan-India) points along Sikkim and India-
    China boundary alignment in the Sikkim sector remain unsettled and was
    referred in a written common understanding between the SRs in December
    2012.
    According to this understanding, the trijunction border has to be settled
    trilaterally though India and China have not held any discussion with Bhutan
    since 2012. And there are still steps to be covered before the boundary is
    finalised on the Sino-Indian boundary in the Sikkim sector as per the same
    understanding.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    So basically we need climate controlled facilities at storage eh?

    Why not consider business investments in this line?
     
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    Hahahahahahahaha! Jingoistic Indian fanboys...
     
  16. IndianHawk

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    It's happening. Our requirements are huge. Govt is setting up mega food parks and fdi is being invited into storage and food processing.

    You will see dramatic improvements in next few years.
     
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    IndianHawk Senior Member Senior Member

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    Look at your own media. Issuing daily diatribe with zero action. Geez what a bunch of looser you people are.
    If you don't have guts to take action then shut the f** up.

    :hehe:
     
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  18. Flame Thrower

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    Alright bug guy, what you gonna do!?

    Come charging right towards us or run away!

    1. If you wanna "Charge towards us", the what on earth is stopping you!?

    2. If you wanna "run away", then why are you still in Doka La area!?

    If you wanna do any other, please do illustrate with detailed explanation and its consequences.
     

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