Chinese Earthquake Photos!!

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    Photos of the tragic Earthquake in China! No mangled body pix allowed!!!

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    New report says it's actually a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. Many chemical plants containing deadly gases were seriously damaged as well, the Chinese seems to be very quick in its response and ordered troops to the region immediately. Unfortunately the deathtoll would likely to rise.
     
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    God bless and peserve the injured...God rest the souls of the dead, and God comfort all of the friends, family, and all loved ones of those injured and killed.

    I know my church will be sending aide, and I know our nation, the United States as a whole, as it always does, will prepare and render as much aide as we can or are allowed, to those afflicted by this massive natural disaster.

    Irrespective of any differences, helping those in need is something that can cut always across all national boundaries and cultures.
     
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    A family member of mine was actually on a business trip to Chengdu when the earthquake happened. Apparently, the earthquake so severe that he was not able to stand upright in his hotel room. Thank god that the building held (most buildings in the city apparently) and he was able to get out. Once he got out he tried to get to the airport to get back to Beijing, however, the traffic was pretty much in chaos and Taxis could nowhere be found. But luckily he had gotten a ride from some good hearted semaritan. When he got to the airport, he found that all flights were cancelled, so he decided to stay there until the next day and see whats going to happen. Yet, in another stroke of luck, sometime later on the same day he was able to get a free flight back to Beijing on one of the planes that carried the Party members who accompanied President Hu to the disaster site.

    The government seems to be quite coordinated and fast-reacting in dealing with natural disasters like this, but we shall see.


    As a side note, during all of this, the telecomunications were pretty much down due to overloading of the system, but strangly, the texting service still worked. (usfull to know shall you find yourself in a similar situation; although i hope you'll never)

    Our deepest condolences to the relatives to the ones lost and the best of luck to the recovering.
     
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    god bless china.....
     
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    So sad and heart breaking.

    I have always wondered why they teach children to hide under the table when there is an earthquake whereas they should get out of the building as fast as possible. Maybe by crawling if it gets too shaky to walk or run.
     
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    Due the sake of our younger/more sensible audience, all images of death bodies are removed. There is no reason to indul gorge with the tragedy, its horrible enough as it.

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    I agree! Everyone please abide with gollys and my request in the first post!

    More earthquake PIX from China...Very tragic pix...:-(

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    Does any forum members have family or friends in the disaster region?
     
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    Some latest images from the epicenter:

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    Downtown area of Beichuan county after the quake, one of the hardest hit regions, located some 80 miles away from the actual epicenter.

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    Scenes in Beichuan county.

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    According to the state media, the troops have just arrived in Beichuan country during the last few hours, the weather forecast over the region does not look good, and they are in need of food, water, shelter, and medical supplies.

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    Latest scene of Beichuan county from live newscast.

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    Roads to towns near epicenter are heavily damages, further complicating the search and rescue effort.

    And again, does any fellow forum members have friends or families in the affected region?
     
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