More shocking news
Another day, and another disaster stikes China. I was sleeping when the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Qinghai, and I live quite some distance away [see photo], but I did feel one of the aftershocks. I wasn't sure it was a quake though and didn't bother checking online until later in the day, when I realised how bad it was.
"Only" hundreds of people have died, and not thousands, thanks to it being a sparcely populated area of West China. No consolation for those caught up in it, though. With 10,000 people injured and many thousands more without houses or possessions, it will be a struggle to rebuild the area, especially because of its remoteness.
15/4/2010 09:09:36 am
It had quite a long coverage on the BBC 10 o'clock news last night.
16/4/2010 06:11:36 am
Interested you were near enough to feel one of the aftershocks. Thats all the "Hiders" want now is a son to be caught up in an earthquake!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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