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  1. Flooding Huai river kept at bay

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland has declared an initial victory in holding back floods on the Huai river. But the State Council has urged continued vigilance against flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain. Among the latest disasters, landslides in western Sichuan's mountainous Wangcang county killed six and left four missing, state media said yesterday. Rescue workers recovered two ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month. Both areas have long stretches of winding roads with steep-cut flanks. In past years, such rains have meant landslides, deaths and disruption, with major roads closed for weeks. Last month, largely thanks to shotcrete, the rains came down and the slopes stayed up. In the half century after 1947, at least 470 people died in landslides, most killed when man-made slopes ...

  3. Tide of death and misery won't let up

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... 50 still missing after landslide Millions on move amid floods Yangtze sees biggest flood tide Rescuers were still searching yesterdayfor 50 people missing after a landslide at a mountain resort in western Sichuan province, but hopes of finding any survivors were fading, state media reported. Heavy rains have caused landslides in western and central parts of the mainland ...


    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on record. After a week of incessant rain, the main downpour had begun the previous evening, causing 78 landslides and leaving 600 people homeless. Thirty-six people were reported to have lost ... across the colony worked in pouring rain through the day and night to recover the occupants of houses that had been toppled by landslides and to evacuate residents whose homes were at risk ...

  5. Tide of misery sweeps the west

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... At least 51 die as worst storm in 40 years causes massive flooding and triggers landslides, leaving thousands of people homeless, crops destroyed and roads badly damaged At least 51 people in western regions have been killed by landslides and floods, caused by heavy rains during the past few days. Hardest hit was Shaanxi province, where 21 people died and nine were missing yesterday ...

  6. Tens of thousands moved from lake

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... As nation is told to prepare for more flooding, 28 die in landslides Authorities have evacuated 68,000 people from around a lake in Jiangsu province to clear the way for the next flood peak on the Huai river as it experiences its worst flooding since 1991. As the central government warned that the nation had entered the annual flood season, torrential rains sparked landslides ...

  7. Troops on standby as flood crest threatens Hubei

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... million people and caused nearly 40 billion yuan in damage this year. Heavy rains have also caused landslides in parts of the mainland, including Sichuan and Hubei provinces. A landslide in Sichuan's Danba county left at least one dead and 50 missing, reports said. Another landslide in Hubei's Zigui killed five with another 19 missing. The China News Service reported ...

  8. Minister labels illegal loggers as terrorists

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as terrorist attacks. 'The consequences caused by the destruction of the environment like floods and landslides are just as dangerous as the consequences of a bomb,' he said. Rescue teams have recovered 87 bodies so far but say another 100 people are still missing, and feared dead. The death toll from landslides and floods- mostly blamed on illegal logging- is comparable ...

  9. Eleven are killed as torrential rainstorm hits Shaanxi

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Gansu provinces, on Sunday afternoon, causing a landslide in a village district of the city. Falling earth and rocks buried a two-storey house where dozens of construction workers were ... and the rain had loosened earth near a construction site, causing the landslide. Four workers were killed when the storm toppled the wall of a factory near Baoji railway station which was being ...

  10. 70 people feared dead in Sichuan

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seventy people are feared dead in Sichuan province following a landslide which blocked a river. Experts fear the damming of the river could cause a catastrophe. The disaster struck ... waters. He said deforestation of Sichuan's steep hillsides had exposed rocks to wind and rain, making mudslides more dangerous. Meanwhile, a landslide overnight in Hubei has killed four ...




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