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  1. News - Asia - DISASTER

    Over 300 killed as floods devastate India and Pakistan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... Pakistan, some 142 people have been killed in floods and landslides also triggered by heavy rains, officials said on Sunday. A spokesman for Pakistan’s Disaster Management Authority said the deaths ...

  2. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... National disaster management chief Yadav Prasad Koirala said: "We have recovered 85 bodies so far, 54 people have suffered injuries due to landslides and flooding over the last three days ...

  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Silence observed for victims of Yunnan earthquake

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:27am by MANDY ZUO

    ... spread of disease. According to Chinese tradition, the seventh day after death should be marked with mourning. Some residents in the disaster area observed Saturday as the seventh day, and more ... volunteers sending us food and water every day. We now have meat and vegetables." She said she was concerned about the threat of disease and illness after the disaster. There have been reports ...

  4. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang in Hainan keira.huang@scmp.com Separate wind, wave and storm surge forecasts led Hainan villagers to underestimate superstorm Left clueless in face of disaster Along the coastline of Beigang Island in Hainan province's northeast, some 20 villagers were throwing their clothes and bedding onto dozens of fires flickering in a coconut grove. They were burning ...

  5. News - China - DISASTER

    46 dead as landslide hits village in Zhenxiong county, Yunnan

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... that struck Zhaojiagou village, in Zhenxiong county, at 8.18 am. The county government's official website said that hours after the disaster struck, several people were still missing. ... an overnight trip to the area to comfort survivors, called for precautions against possible disasters and urged officials to do a good job when dealing with public safety. That was Wen's second ...

  6. News - China - DISASTER

    Quake alert level for Zhaotong was raised earlier this year

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com National researchers raised the alert level for Zhaoting earlier this year after academics said it could suffer a magnitude 7 tremor Experts warned of quake risk The national earthquake monitoring centre said it raised the ...

  7. News - China - DISASTER

    Factory wall collapse in Shandong province kills 18

    Posted May 11th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... with injuries. China, the world’s second-largest economy, has a poor record on workplace safety with coal mine disasters a common occurrence. In June last year, a fire at a poultry slaughterhouse ...

  8. News - China - DISASTER

    Chinese official sacked after clerk gives him piggyback to stop shoes from being ruined

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 06:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing An official in eastern China has been sacked after a picture of him being given a piggyback across a flooded path during a search for missing children went viral online, sparking outrage. The photo showed the official from Guixi in Jian ...

  9. News - China - DISASTER

    83 buried under rubble after landslide in Tibet

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... kilometres, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. The disaster, triggered by natural forces, happened at 6am, according to Xinhua. A total of 83 workers were buried, of whom two were Tibetan ... Disaster at copper mine leaves debris strewn over area of up to four square kilometres More than 80 workers were feared dead last night after being buried under rubble by a landslide which ...

  10. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... dogs' sense of smell, Xinhua added. More snow is forecast for today and tomorrow, with strong gusts of wind also expected. While official media have described the tragedy as a natural disaster ...




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