SICHUAN

  • At least 26 dead after quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing:A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 26 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings to collapse including a school. The US Geological Survey said the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile. Chinese state media said...
  • Fire at shopping mall in China claims 4 lives, 35 injured December 27, 2013

    Four persons have been killed and 35 others injured after a fire triggered by a natural gas explosion broke out in southwest China. The fire broke out on Thursday in a shopping mall in Luzhou City in Sichuan Province, staterun Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The explosion occurred around 10:40...
  • 5.1 quake jolts parts of China's Yunnan, Sichuan provinces August 28, 2013

    Beijing: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted the junction area of southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces on Wednesday toppling several houses. No casualties have been reported, although the quake has destroyed dozens of houses and cut off road traffic and telecommunications, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The quake...
  • Knife-wielding man kills four in China's Sichuan province August 26, 2013

    Four people were killed and 11 injured when a knife-wielding man attacked passengers in a bus in China's Sichuan province on Sunday night, police said. The bus camera shows that the suspect suddenly whipped out a knife and started to stab the passengers on the bus running through Sichuan's capital Chengdu,...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating selfimmolation bids' May 14, 2013

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing selfimmolations at the instigation of Dalai Lama, a top Tibetan official has alleged. "Since March 2012, there have been some cases of self immolation of monks at the instigation of the Dalai Lama," Tonga, Director general of Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of...
  • China: Tobacco pouch alert saves 800 from quake April 25, 2013

    Beijing: A tiny tobacco pouch tied to the hand of an elderly man saved the lives of nearly 800 people in a remote Chinese village when a powerful earthquake struck Sichuan province last week, killing about 200 people. The incident took place in Fujiaying village in Longmen township, just five...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China; 56 dead, 600 injured April 20, 2013

    Beijing: A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring about 600 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The earthquake occurred at 8.02 am in Lushan county near Ya'an city and the epicentre had...
  • 6.6 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan, 100 feared dead April 20, 2013

    Shanghai: About 100 people could have died or been injured in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake which struck near Ya'an city in China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, close to where a massive temblor struck in 2008, killing almost 70,000. The earthquake occurred at 8:02 am local time (0002 GMT)...
  • Tibetan govtinexile condemns China police fire January 24, 2012

    Dharamsala: The Tibetan governmentinexile on Tuesday condemned the incident in which a Tibetan was allegedly killed and several others injured in clashes with police in China's southwest Sichuan province. "The Tibetan parliament is deeply aggrieved by the incident and condemn the Chinese authorities for resorting to such drastic act of force...
  • China jolted by two quakes November 1, 2011

    Beijing: Two different quakes jolted parts of China early Tuesday morning, prompting people to rush out of their houses, though no casualties were reported. An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook the border area of Sichuan and Gansu provinces in western China at 5:58 am (local time) Tuesday, according...
  • Orphans mourn as China marks quake anniversary May 12, 2009

    Beijing: On Tuesday, China marked the first anniversary of the horrific 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shattered the calm in Sichuan Province. Chinese officials say almost 70,000 people died. One legacy of the disaster is the children who survived it, but lost their families. More than 600 children were orphaned in...
  • Baby panda born on 8 Aug named 'Olympic Games' August 20, 2008

    A baby panda has been named 'Olympic Games' after being born on the same day as the opening ceremonies of the 2008 games in Beijing. Sichuan: Ao Yun, which means 'Olympic Games' in Mandarin, is one of 10 baby pandas to have been born in recent weeks, but the only...
  • Pandas in China still under earthquake shock August 5, 2008

    Wolong : The earthquake which hit Sichuan, China this May has not just affected human lives but it has also caused many other disruptions and destructions. Panda's at the Wolong Panda Protection Centre are now reeling under posttraumatic stress while the Centre is trying to rebuild itself. Life for oneyearold...
  • Floodwaters start receding in southern China June 18, 2008

    Guangzhou Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said. But heavy rain forecast for the next few days in central China had officials worrying about flooding on the...
  • Floods in China leave 60 people dead June 17, 2008

    It's been a month since a devastating earthquake hit china's Sichuan province. And now, China is watching another disaster unfold. Heavy rainstorms have led to floods which have claimed over 60 lives while more than a million have fled homes. ...
  • Flood in China leaves 55 dead, 1 million forced to flee June 15, 2008

    Beijing: State media are reporting 55 people have been killed and seven are missing in flooding across a broad stretch of southern China. A Sunday report by the official Xinhua News Agency says more than 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes across nine provinces, including Sichuan, which...
  • Aftermath of China quake: Flooding threatens millions May 31, 2008

    Beichuan, China: In earthquakeshattered China, it is a race against nature and time as helicopters fly toward lakes formed by landslides blocking rivers. Officials fear these massive pools of water are just about ready to rupture. It's an emergency, says relief worker, Jing Changguan, indicating a massive lake formed by river...
  • Sharon apologises for antiChina bad karma remarks May 30, 2008

    Beijing: Sharon Stone has apologised to China for suggesting an earthquake that's killed tens of thousands of people, may have been the result of "bad karma." ...
  • China relaxes one child policy after quake May 28, 2008

    Beijing: Chinese officials said on Monday that the China's onechild policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake. Those families can obtain a certificate to have another child, the Chengdu Population and Family Planning Committee in the capital of hardhit Sichuan province said. With...
  • China may be faced with another natural disaster May 27, 2008

    China: China plans to evacuate 100,000 people threatened by rising waters of lakes and rivers blocked by the Sichuan earthquake. Officials say 35 "quake lakes" in China which were formed in the wake of Sichuan earthquake and can cause enormous damage if they burst. The earthquake has left a new mountain...
  • Dramatic video captures China quake panic May 20, 2008

    Sichuan (China): Some moments of horror were captured on camera just 20 seconds after the earthquake struck Sichuan province in China on May 12. The video starts with shocked and disbelieving people and then panic sets in. People run for their lives as roofs tumble down. Some were probably buried...
  • 61yrold China quake victim rescued after 164 hrs May 19, 2008

    New Delhi: A 61yearold quake victim was rescued on Monday morning after being trapped under the rubble for 164 hours in Beichuan city in Chinas Sichuan province. Chinese Sichuan TV aired visuals of firefighters struggling for hours to rescue the woman who was then taken by ambulance to a hospital...
  • China earthquake toll rises to over 32,000 May 18, 2008

    Beijing: The toll in Monday's devastating earthquake in China rose to 32,477 on Sunday, the emergency response office of the State Council said. The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan May 12. According to officials, 220,109 people were injured. In Sichuan alone, 31,978 people were...
  • China's Sichuan province jolted by yet another quake May 17, 2008

    Washington: A 6.1magnitude earthquake shook Sichuan province in China on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, five days after a massive tremor killed tens of thousands of people. USGS reported the latest earthquake, which follows scores of slightly less strong aftershocks during the week, was nearly 50...
  • Thousands flee China quake area over flood fears May 17, 2008

    Beichuan: Thousands of Chinese earthquake victims fled areas near the epicenter on Saturday, fearful of floods from rivers blocked by landslides rattled loose in this week's powerful temblor. Soldiers carried older people out of Beichuan town one of the areas hit hardest by the magnitude 7.9 quake on Monday ...
  • China quake survivor ate cigarettes, drank urine May 17, 2008

    Beijing: A 46yearold survivor of the Mondays earthquake of 7.8 magnitude ate cigarettes, paper napkins and drunk his urine to keep himself alive before being rescued after 100 hours of ordeal. The whole of his body lay buried, except his right arm which he used for untying his right shoe to...
  • China quake victims's search on family and homes May 16, 2008

    Outside these makeshift tents in the Chinese town of Mianyang, Li Yi is desperately searching for a way back to her hometown. Li says she was walking with friends on a street in the nearby county of Beichuan when the earth opened up around her during Mondays powerful quake. ...
  • China Quake: More troops sent to aid relief efforts May 16, 2008

    New Delhi: China is deploying 100 more helicopters to aid relief and rescue operations in the earthquake that devastated the Sichuan province, beefing up the total to at least 130,000 men. ...
  • China Quake: Rescue efforts throwing up only dead bodies May 15, 2008

    New Delhi: In China, hundreds of troops slogged through mud and rubble to reach the epicentre of Monday's earthquake. Elsewhere in Sichuan province, the army was parachuting food, water and medicines into devastated areas. In most places rescue efforts are in top gear but only dead bodies are being recovered....
  • China's survivors in dire straits even as toll rises May 14, 2008

    In China, the death toll continues to rise from Monday's major earthquake. More than 12,000 people are dead, and that figure is expected to climb. As John Vause reports, the survivors are in desperate need of help. ...