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Gyegu aka Jiegu - Yushu Qinghai Quake 400 Dead – Ten Thousand Injured

Gyêgu Town aka Jiegu
Yushu County
Qinghai Province
China
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Many people are still buried alive in the rubble of what is left of Gyêgu Town as the latest death toll count passed 400 with over 10,000 people injured to date

The earthquake struck in the early hours of Wednesday 7-49 am the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Qinghai Province

Features :-

• Houses crumbled and cracked then many just simply collapsed into piles of rubble

• The houses in this remote area are badly constructed – many just baked earth and wood

• 70 per cent of schools in the area have collapsed

• 700 soldiers are now deployed clearing the rubble trying to rescue the buried people who were in the houses when the earthquake struck

• 5000 other rescuers are in the town

• The Chinese Air Force has brought in 3 planes to airlift the injured to nearby hospitals

• The latest reports coming in say 85% of all the houses in Gyêgu Town have collapsed

• The Yushu Hotel is badly damaged with large cracks in the structure

• Thousands of tents are needed to provide sleeping units for the homeless

• Medical aid and equipment is in short supply

• New reports of aid and supply products include

• 5,000 tents

• 50,000 cotton-padded clothes

• 50,000 quilts

The region is a quake prone area

Address and Contact Data

Official Website of the Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture – in Chinese

http://www.qh.xinhuanet.com/ysz/index.htm

Happened on April 14, 2010

Location: Asia: China: Gyegu Town aka Jiegu

Topics: News: Disasters: Earthquake

Listed on April 16, 2010 02:27:26 AM

Last updated on April 21, 2014 09:40:23 AM

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