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Thousands of people evacuated from landslide areas

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

More evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts again

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

90 dead in southern China flooding; 1.4M evacuated may co nhan vien trong cty a noi vay

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 8:33 am

The death toll from flooding this week in southern China rose to 90 Saturday, and 1.4 million people were evacuated as the inundated region prepared for more heavy storms.

Fifty people were also missing in nine provinces and regions across China’s south, the state flood control office said. Water levels have surged passed safe levels in dozens of rivers, including the Pearl River in the heart of China’s manufacturing region.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, 5.5 million people had been affected by flooding, the office said.

Its deputy director said more than 1.4 million residents had been moved from low-lying areas since Thursday, the China Daily newspaper reported.

In this Friday, June 18, 2010 photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, soldiers transfer an old woman trapped by the flood water at Songxi Town of Qingliu County, southeast China’s Fujian Province

Thirty-five people died in landslides caused by heavy rain, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday. The flood control office told The Associated Press it was not clear if that number was included in the overall death toll.

Xinhua cited local officials and said 25 of the landslide deaths occurred late Friday in the eastern province of Fujian.

The National Meteorological Center warned of heavy rains in the region until Sunday afternoon.

Strong storms have collapsed reservoirs, overflowed rivers, caused landslides and power outages, and damaged highways, the disaster relief agency website said.

China Daily reported nine local officials in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had been punished for dereliction of duty in flood work, including a reservoir monitor caught playing poker.

China’s rainy season, which began in May, follows the worst drought in a century for the southern Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi regions. Drought affected 61 million people, leaving millions without drinking water and 12 million acres (5 million hectares) barren since last year.

Source: SGGP

Empty planes evacuated from besieged Thai airport

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Bangkok (VNA) – The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) let some planes leave the main Suvarnabhumi airport on November 30 to pick up stranded tourists from other airports after agreeing to a request by Thai authorities, according to news agencies.

A total of 88 aircraft have been stranded at Suvarnabhumi international airport since demonstrators stormed the terminal and forced it to close on November 25.

An Airports of Thailand spokeswoman was quoted as saying that 37 aircraft have left Suvarnabhumi since the first aircraft of Siam GA (a regional airline) took off in the evening of November 30.

The PAD protest movement has refused to leave the airport, and the smaller Don Mueang domestic hub in Bangkok which it has occupied since November 27, until the government resigns.

Thai police on November 30 ordered the thousands of protesters to end the siege of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, warning that offenders would be jailed or fined.-