Rescuing Victims Of China’s Latests Disaster-Mudslides

Terrible mudslides, land slides and flash floods hit northwest China on Sunday.

In China’s Gansu province, entire villages were buried in water, mud, and rocks.

At least 127 people were killed and at least 1300 were missing.

About 45,000 people have been evacuated.

Reports said that 88 people were injured.

Rescuing victims in the hardest-hit Zhouqu county was really hard.

Streets were covered with mud as thick as two metres (yards) in some spots.

Cars and homes were buried in mud and debris while roads and bridges were destroyed.

The landslides swept mud, houses, cars and other debris into a river running through Zhouqu.

The Bailong River was blocked and the overflowed water flooded the valley.

The town was covered with mud and water.

Demolitions experts set off three sets of charges to clear debris that blocked the river.

Rescuers and residents walk on a road covered by rocks and mud near a collapsed building after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Rescuers searched Monday for an estimated 1,300 people left missing after rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China, just one of a series of flood disasters across Asia that have plunged millions into misery. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
People on a second-floor balcony help pull a woman who tried to reach the lower floor, partially buried in mud, to fetch belongings after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers clinging on a rope-tied makeshift float search for victims in a flooded area after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers searching for victims after mudslide hit China.

This is China’s latest disaster in 2010.

China was also hit by the worst flooding in a decade.

This tragedy happened just a few days after terrible flash floods and mudslides hit Kashmir.

Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, in northwestern China's Gansu province, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Buildings destroyed in Sunday's China's mudslide.

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

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