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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors take refuge on streets of Longmen

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Fearful of aftershocks, residents of the mountain town of Longmen flee the homes left standing Streets are refuge for night Thousands of fearful people in Longmen, a mountain town close to the epicentre of yesterday's earthquake in Sichuan, spent last night out in the open. The earthquake that hit Lushan county at 8am toppled ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Lo Wei

    ... Colleen Lee and Lo Wei Chief Secretary tells lawmakers not to 'make a mountain out of a molehill' after failure to decide on contribution to disaster relief effort Lam regrets ... relief effort amid concerns the funds may be misused. "I hope this will not affect the ties between Hong Kong people and mainland compatriots and lawmakers do not make a mountain out ...

  3. 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

    ... gateway to the Tea Horse Road The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's ... With nearly 1,700mm of rain a year, Yaan is also known as the "Rain City". It enjoys a monsoon-fed, humid subtropical climate, while mountain ranges to the northwest shield it from cold ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    We're OK thanks, says China as Japan offers aid after Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... in the old urban area of Lushan county and Longmen have collapsed, Xinhua said, citing the local government. Three other townships in the county are cut off, it said. Lushan, a mountainous rural ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Outpouring of sympathy online for sacked official in quake zone

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... man," said the rescue worker, who declined to be named. He said the inspectors could not reach them because there was no mobile phone service in the mountains. Despite his removal, Yang, ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Families in Baoxing county stranded as food runs short

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

    ... travelling by foot and boat. Workers tasked with restoring electricity supplies and telecommunications were also sent to the county, climbing through mountains up to 4,000 metres high. Residents ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Military planes drop aid into Sichuan quake zone

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

    ... provincial government news portal reported yesterday. Both counties are part of the city of Yaan. Baoxing had been largely cut off since the quake struck and mountain roads leading into it collapsed. ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Wangjia villager recalls last day of brother who died in Sichuan quake

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

    ... Jigui, 49, said. "The body attracted insects." Villagers from Wangjia village in Longmen township carried the coffin up the mountain in morning drizzle for burial yesterday. Duan ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

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

    ... a big hit. Known for its high mountains and deep valleys, the area was already unstable before the earthquake, with villages and roads sitting almost in the path of potential landslides, Fan ...

  10. 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

    ... Geological Survey, struck mountainous Lushan county at 8am. People ran for their lives into the streets of towns and villages, some still in their pyjamas. Three people were reported to have died ...



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