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China Floods & Mudslides

18 August 2010
 

China's western regions have been struck hard by severe flood or mudslide after heavy downpours this summer. A 6 year-old boy in Zhouqu carries his baby brother while searching for their parents.

August 14, 2010, a new village in Yingxiu Township (映秀镇) in Wenchuan County (汶川县) of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Region, the centre of 2008 earthquake. (Source of photo: 汶新 - 新华社)

Another new residential area in Yingxiu Township by the Min River on August 15, 2010. (Source of photo: 陈凯 - 新华社)

Deadly mudslide occurred on August 8, 2010, in which over a thousand people in Zhouqu (舟曲) ethnic Tibetan County Town perished. This is the third time in a couple of years that ethnic Tibetan areas in Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu suffered the most deadly natural disasters in China since 1976.

 

It is again China's military force that rushed to the disaster areas to save the lives of thousands.

 

The soldiers put their lives on the line to rescue the victims.

The rescue operation carried on day and night.

 

Free kitchens are set up promptly by roadside to feed those who lost their home to the mudslide.

A little girl is delighted to have her first hot meal the mudslide disaster.

The residents receive their free lunch prepared by PLA soldiers.

The local Tibetan lamas present Khatas, white and long scarves made of silk - the highest honour in the ethnic Tibetan culture - as the mark of gratitude to PLA for saving the lama monasteries and the town.

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