Posts Tagged ‘China’

Flood Traps Hundreds in Southwest China

Written by administrateur on May 1, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

China

A flood resulting from heavy rainstorms trapped hundreds in China’s southwest Guilin City Tuesday (April 30), state media reported.

Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China’s Sichuan

Written by administrateur on April 20, 2013. Posted in Natural disasters

China

YA’AN, China (Reuters) – China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

China landslide claims 19 lives

Written by administrateur on October 5, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

The bodies of all 18 school children buried under a landslide in China have been recovered, as authorities defended returning them to class following recent deadly earthquakes.

Twin 5.6-magnitude earthquakes kill 64 people in China; 715 injured

Written by administrateur on September 7, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

 BEIJING — A series of earthquakes collapsed houses and triggered landslides Friday in a remote mountainous part of southwestern China where damage was preventing rescues and communications were disrupted. At least 64 deaths have been reported.

Deadly floods in China

Written by administrateur on July 23, 2012. Posted in Natural disasters

The heaviest rainfall to hit China’s capital Beijing in 60 years has left 37 people dead and stranded thousands at the main airport. The deluge struck on Saturday afternoon and continued into the night, flooding major roads, state media said. Roof collapses, lightning strikes and electrocution from downed power lines were among the causes of the deaths.