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Gansu landslide timeline

08-12-2010 19:14 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Rescue work in Gansu Province is still going on. Let's take a look back at how the disaster unfolded.

August 7th, 10pm, heavy rain falls in Zhouqu County, Gansu Province

August 8th, early am, heavy landslide causes casualties. Electricity, traffic and

communications cut

August 8th, 2,300 soldiers head to disaster-hit area

August 8th, 6am, armed forces in Gannan detachment arrive, 33 people rescued

August 8th, 2pm, 5 trapped people rescued

August 9th, 10.30am, 74 year-old man rescued

August 9th, 11.40am, first of 5,000 sleeping bags arrive in disaster area

August 9th, 8pm, 36 injured people arrive at hospitals in Tianshui City by helicopter

August 10th, 11.30am, middle-aged man rescued after being buried for 60 hours

August 11th, main roads connecting Zhouqu's main areas re-open

August 11th, am, third explosion to burst barrier lake dam succeeds

August 11th, 10am, 422 people receive medical treatment

August 11th, local people volunteer to carry out disaster relief work

August 11th, 11am, two banks and 32 shops re-open

By noon, August 11th, 7,000 tents and 20,000 quilts arrive in Zhouqu

By 5pm August 11th, 1,243 people rescued, everyone affected receiving proper treatment

August 11th, overnight, more rainfall and new mudslide in Zhouqu County

August 12th, authorities outline routes to evacuate people to safer areas, nine potential danger sites identified

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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