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Landslides strike Zhouqu County, China (Amazing photos)
| August 13, 2010
Posted on 08/14/2010 7:08:20 PM PDT by Islander7
At midnight on Sunday, August 8th, a temporary lake caused by a recent landslide broke loose above the town of Zhouqu, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China. The outflow slid down the valley as a wall of mud, wiping out houses and muli-story buildings, and killing at least 1,144 residents - with over 600 still reported as missing. More than 10,000 soldiers and rescuers arrived soon to comb through the mountains of mud that buried several parts of Zhouqu County.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china; disaster; floods; landslides
posted on 08/14/2010 7:08:23 PM PDT
The gods are pretty p/ssed at that part of the world.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:14:45 PM PDT
by mainsail that
("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
That looks like a war zone.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:16:34 PM PDT
(Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
Tibetan Autonomous Prefecure AKA Chinese-occupied Tibet.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:21:32 PM PDT
It is apparent by the photos that residential structures were built in the floodplain of a steep mountain river. Not smart. We have our own experience with poor city planning (New Orleans).
posted on 08/14/2010 7:23:54 PM PDT
Wow! Those photos are fantastic!
Very sad to see such misery. I hope we never experience anything like that.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:27:52 PM PDT
("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
I agree it looks more like a flood than a landslide. It looks like they built in a natural drainage.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:39:59 PM PDT
by Big Horn
(Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
posted on 08/14/2010 7:55:09 PM PDT
by Cyber Liberty
(Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
One of the posters is blaming it on global warming. Idiot.
Prayers for the victims and those who are trying to help them.
posted on 08/14/2010 7:57:14 PM PDT
(May God confound the enemy)
posted on 08/14/2010 8:19:16 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
If you read some of the comments, some are saying this is caused because of Global Warming by humans... no,, it's not, how do you explain the unusual activity of the sun and the recent sun flares ?
Those pictures show a living hell here on earth.
The bible talks about the end times and how the end times will be the most perilous ever seen by man.
posted on 08/14/2010 8:46:06 PM PDT
by American Constitutionalist
(There the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USAis no civility in)
About 60% of the people in those photos are military. Is there a military base there, or was the military the first responders? It would appear that the only way for communist countries to thrive is to have a strong military (read government) presence.
The Central planners screwed up badly!
To: NowApproachingMidnight; Islander7
#24 makes you wonder why the military guy in the orange vest and clean boots is just standing there -- making no effort to help -- or, at least, comfort -- the trapped woman.
At least, they appear to have used ropes to try to hold the debris up off of her somewhat...
posted on 08/15/2010 12:00:14 PM PDT
(If it were not for losing the Library Of Congress and the Smithsonian...)
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