reply to post by TKainZero
You are not aware? There were winter storms and extreme snowfalls during mid of January till beg February, with effect to be felt untill end of
February all over China. Even in provinces which normally there were no snow, like Hunan, Anhui. It caused the railroad system to totally fall out,
and hundreds of kilometres long traffic, thousands of people were trapped for days, some even one week more. Electricity and water were out in most
areas, and hundreds of thousands of houses were destroyed because it could not hold the heavy snow on their roof, making millions homeless. This is
next to the multiple times of it the houses damaged which barely gave shelter to the people. Literally hundreds of millions of people were affected
one way or the other by these snowstorms. This was the ultimate proof that China is still an under-developed country. Not sure how much it was
reported in the West, I presume not much...
Now i think about it, maybe a lot of buildings were weakened by the winter storms, so even easier to collapse now
The Great Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 is the deadliest Earthquake I heard with like a quarter million people killed.
I would have to surf on internet to look up other disasters. But there are always every year some natural disaster affecting thousands, sometimes
Kind of natural disasters which I can recall:
-Flooding of the the two main rivers Yellow River of ChangJiang
-Typhoons in the Southern Provinces, causing flood and damages
-Earthquakes, last year one in the not so population-densed province Yunnan
-Diseases and Virusses, because of the densed population in very often under-developed areas, where people are normally lower educated and therefore
less sense for health, cleanness and so on.
-Snow storms, usually in the Northern provinces, but now also central and southern provinces.
-We have a huge Gobi desert, with all the troubles related with for the provinces there.
[edit on 13/5/08 by IchiNiSan]