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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Volunteers rush to aid quake victims in Lushan but end up clogging roads

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Lushan pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Students, white-collar workers from Chengdu hope to help but may hinder rescue work Volunteers rush to aid victims but clog roads ... earthquake struck," said Chen Chen, a second-year student in the university's physics department. One 25-year-old man from Chengdu drove his car to the county, arriving on Saturday evening. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong visitors in province safe; new tours axed

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... in Jiuzhaigou, a scenic area in the north of the province. About 20 people were slated to visit Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou today but the trip had been cancelled for safety reasons, Wing On said. Hong Thai Travel said 34 people from two tour groups were at Mount Emei and Jiuzhaigou. The travel agency and EGL will each cancel a tour of about 20 people to Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou tomorrow. Affected ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... has strong backing from the central government, ordered its warehouse in the provincial capital, Chengdu, to rush two consignments of supplies, including 1,700 tents, to areas affected ... the Chengdu branch of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in China said several groups of volunteers were en route to Yaan. "Yesterday showed that it's best for the government ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lushan county mourns quake victims

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 10:32am by Keith Zhai

    ... continued to search for victims among shattered houses. A soldier stationed in the provincial capital, Chengdu , who declined to be named, said there was little chance of finding anyone alive. "But at least if we can find the bodies of victims, their relatives will be able to say goodbye." Meanwhile, in Chengdu, the city government said yesterday that a 33-year-old woman ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Police warn dissident Huang Qi after he tries to help in quake-hit zone

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the quake, five hours after they set out from Chengdu. Huang, 50, said he told police he wanted to give donations to the victims and assist with relief work but that they directed them away and said he should give the donations to a government agency. Police drove them back to Chengdu and then released them early on Sunday after issuing warnings. Huang said police told him they knew he ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... chief engineer at the Sichuan Geology and Mineral Bureau in Chengdu, said yesterday the banks along the Qingyi River, in one of the most geologically unstable regions of the province, had taken ... collapsed during the quake, the biggest threat to the dams' structural integrity will come during the summer flood season, Fan said. Yang Yong, an independent geologist based in Chengdu who ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Death toll from killer Sichuan quake rises to 180, 11,200 injured

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... after jumping from windows in the provincial capital, Chengdu, about 140 kilometres northeast of the epicentre. Longmen, Baosheng and Taiping townships were the worst hit. A Lushan county ... that General Li Shimin, commander of the PLA's Chengdu command, had walked for more than three hours to reach the centre of Lushan county by 3.40pm to personally direct rescue efforts. Social ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong responds generously after latest Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... "We are liaising with the Red Cross in Lushan and in Chengdu, and emergency supplies will be sent over shortly." Lam said most people had lost their homes and were camping out ... assessed the situation but that it had already decided to donate 1 million yuan (HK$1.3 million). Oxfam Hong Kong sent a team of four from the charity's Chengdu office to Lushan county at noon ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Military planes drop aid into Sichuan quake zone

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... killed at least 192 people and injured nearly 12,000. Planes from the Chengdu military command were deployed as rescuers reached the isolated county of Baoxing, where survivors expressed ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... most expensive variety of the commodity last year. The city, located 140 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital Chengdu is surrounded by peaks and has four rivers flowing through ...




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