Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013

Flood traps 100 school students in Tianshui, China


At least 100 middle school students and teachers have been trapped in their school due to a flood, Xinhua reported.

Students and teachers were trapped as flood washed away the only bridge linking the Maiji Junior Middle School to the outside.

Floods have also damaged school gate and walls. However no injury has been reported.

According to an official of Education Bureau Maiji District, Middle School, a boarding school with dormitories and cafeterias has enough food for two to three days.

The Lanzhou Central Meteorological Station has issued a red alert in the area. Gansu is at high risk of rainstorm-triggered floods and geological disasters.

Another flooding and landslides in Xinjiang, China have claimed lives of at least two people and affected 45,000 others.

A circular by the National Commission for Disaster Reduction today has urged related departments to step up monitoring and early warning for possible disasters.
Related departments are also said to put forward emergency response plans and help in evacuating disaster-threatened people and distributing disaster-relief materials.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 20, 2013