Friday, May 16, 2008

China Earthquake: News and a View

Earthquake in China:
  • News
    "Millions left homeless by China quake"
    CNN (May 16, 2008)
    • " BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington said Friday that a devastating earthquake in southwest China destroyed or heavily damaged 436,000 properties leading to 4.8 million homeless, according to official figures.
    • "At a news conference in the U.S. capital, Wang Baodong said the disaster had led to 500 deaths outside Sichuan province, the hardest-hit area. The official death toll now stands at 22,000, with 14,000 still buried.
    • "A German has been confirmed as among those killed by Monday's quake, said Baodong."
  • View
    "Wo zhi dao wo bu zhi dao; I know I don’t know"
    Posted by GarethinChina, on Go Smell the Flowers (May 15, 2008)
    "This came to me from a Chinese colleague of mine - I helped the English interpretation a little;"
The 'view' is a post, with many photos, and reactions of someone with a more personal stake in the rescue efforts than most of us have.
Update: May 16, 2008

A few of the photos, displayed with permission (thanks!).


Tinggay said...

It is truly heartbreaking.
I have nightmares of children buried underneath dying by the minute.

Brian H. Gill said...


Thanks for your comment.

It is heartbreaking, indeed. I am sorry to hear about the nightmares.

(Apologies for the late response: I've been away from the Internet for several days.)

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