Nine lives and their homes: two days and one night of rescue for Hanyuan landslide in Ya’an, Sichuan Province

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the time axis of landslide rescue in Hanyuan, Ya’an:

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around 3:50 am on August 21, a landslide occurred in group 6, Zhonghai village, Fuquan Town, Hanyuan County, Ya’an City, with a total volume of about 800000 cubic meters, causing traffic interruption of 435 provincial highway.

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at about 8:50 a.m. on August 21, the number of casualties was being verified, and the rescue forces were fully carrying out emergency rescue work.

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were released by Ya’an Emergency Management Bureau at 10:30 on August 21. After preliminary verification, eight people were lost and one was injured. At present, one injured person rescued has been sent to the hospital for rescue.

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at 11:00 on August 21, seven people lost contact with the landslide. After all-out search and rescue, two buried people have been successfully rescued and are in hospital. At 14:30 on August 21,

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resettled nearly 1000 people, and rescue and transfer work was still in progress.

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at about 16:00 on August 21, several media reported that seven of the eight people lost contact had been found, six of them had no signs of life, one was seriously injured, and the rescue was still in progress.

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at about 17:30 on August 21, Ya’an Emergency Management Bureau announced that as of 17:00 on August 21, 9 buried people had been successfully searched and rescued, and 2 were still in the process of search and rescue, and 9 buried people were returning home in the night.

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at 21:10 on August 21, Ya’an City Emergency Management Bureau issued a message saying that after full rescue, as of 20:00 on the 21st, 7 people had been rescued successfully, 3 of them died at the scene, 4 people were sent to the hospital for invalid rescue, and there were still 2 missing persons in search and rescue.

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on August 22, when the ground drizzled, the rescue continued. As of 21:00 on the 22nd, the local said that two missing persons had not been found.

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are warm harbors. The lights in the house make countless people expect to go home.

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are the same for the nine people buried in group 6, Zhonghai village, Fuquan Town, Hanyuan County, Ya’an City. But this time, if they were not at home, they might be able to escape.

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were affected by the recent continuous heavy rainfall. At about 3:50 a.m. on August 21, a landslide occurred in group 6 of Zhonghai village, with a total volume of about 800000 cubic meters and 9 people were buried. “I lived next door to the victims, and the house was shaking like an earthquake.” Recalling the scene at the time of the incident and the escape experience of her family of six, a villager told Red Star news that four of her family members were buried next to her house, and five people were in the room of the other family. Only grandfather escaped with his grandson. Many villagers said that before the incident, the local rainfall for many days, the mountain also had cracks a few days ago.

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according to the official report of Hanyuan, Ya’an, the local authorities organized evacuation before the incident, and the nine buried people returned home in the night. As of 17:00 on August 21, seven people have been rescued, and two others have been lost. Unfortunately, seven people were killed.

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on the morning of August 22, the Red Star News reporter saw at the landslide site that the excavator was working and the rescue was still in progress. Many people in the village are praying. The remaining two people can be found from their homes buried in the landslide and are still alive

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↑ landslide site in Hanyuan. Ran Chuang photographed

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and recalled that when the

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incident happened, it was like the beef shop with fragrance of earthquake disappeared

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left Hanyuan County at noon on August 21, and the traffic department had already carried out traffic control. There were several checkpoints at the landslide site of Zhonghai village. Through two checkpoints, red star journalists came to the landslide site of Zhonghai village, Fuquan town.

at this time, the village is full of government, fire, engineering, police and other staff from all over the village, are trying their best to search and rescue the missing people. The local government set up a temporary headquarters hundreds of meters away from the landslide site, where rescue scheduling meetings were held from time to time.

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are about 880 meters long. From the top of the mountain to the path below, the mountain looks like a yellow “wound”. A rescue worker at the scene said that the landslide volume was very large, it was fine lump soil, and it was very sticky after being soaked in rain water, which was very difficult to remove.

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are located in the primary school of the local town. Many victims of the disaster are resettled here. The government provides them with living materials and rest places. “I lived next door to the victims, and the house was shaking like an earthquake.” Recalling the scene of the incident, a villager is still in fear. Because the path of

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was blocked by landslides, villagers who lived farther away had to cross a small river directly opposite the landslide site during the road closure, and then crossed the field to go home. On a mountain directly opposite the landslide site, villagers sometimes climb the hillside to see the rescue scene. There, they can see at least nine excavators working continuously, several large trucks carrying the excavated earth and rock back and forth, and firefighters searching among excavators. On the hillside of

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, a villager told the Red Star News reporter that there were at least four houses buried by the landslide, and one of them opened a beef shop. “I went there to buy beef. It’s delicious, but it’s a pity.” Red Star News reporters at the scene to see that at least two houses were damaged in the landslide, one of the roof, the second floor has collapsed.

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grandfather climbed the window with his grandson and was covered with mud. The sudden landslide of

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occurred in the early morning of August 21.

a villager in Zhonghai village told Red Star news that her family of six was at home on the evening of the 20th. At about 4:00 a.m. on the 21st, “at that time, the sound of” boom “was heard, and then the house began to shake. We all woke up and took the old man and the children out of the house “Fortunately, our house was not damaged,” she said

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the villager also told the Red Star News reporter that the houses of two households next to her were damaged, one of them was grandfather Yang and his wife, his daughter and grandson; the other was Huang, who had five people at that time.

“when we ran out of the house, we found that the houses of the two families next door were buried. Uncle Huang escaped to us with his grandson in his arms. Uncle Huang said he was climbing with his grandsonThe window escaped. ” The villager said that in addition to Uncle Huang and his grandson, there were three people in the Huang family, including his daughter-in-law, “his daughter-in-law is still pregnant.”

according to the villager, many people lost contact after the incident. In addition to the two families next door, there were two people who lost contact with each other, who were residents above the landslide mass.

at about 18:00 on August 21, Aunt Li and her daughter-in-law, Ms. Luo, came outside the scene of the incident. Aunt Li wanted to go home to lock the door and look at the animals she was feeding, but was persuaded to stop by rescue workers.

Aunt Li told Red Star news that their home was 20 meters away from the scene of the incident. When the incident happened, she and her wife heard the sound of “Hua Hua” and knew that the mountain had collapsed and ran out of home in a hurry.

“at that time, I thought there were a lot of livestock in the family, and they were not in the evacuation area, so they did not leave.” Aunt Li said that after they ran out, they saw that the houses nearby were all gone, and the sky was full of dust. “At that time, an old woman asked me why I got up so early and burned so much smoke. I told her that the mountain collapsed, and then they ran to the safety zone together.” After

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ran out, Aunt Li also saw that uncle Huang came out with his grandson in his arms. They were covered in mud

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local rainfall for many days, before the incident, cracks had been found in the mountain,

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is too frightening On the morning of August 21, the Red Star News reporter contacted Mr. Zhou, a villager of Zhonghai village, who described the landslide in the village. According to his introduction, in recent years, local continuous rainfall weather, “rain almost a month, sometimes heavy rain, sometimes small rain, basically every day, almost never see a sunny day.”

according to the official microblog of Ya’an professional weather station on August 18, from August 17 to 18, Ya’an experienced a continuous heavy rainfall process, with rainstorms all over the city, heavy rainstorms in some places, and severe floods once in 100 years in the main stream of Qingyi River.

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in addition, Ya’an natural resources and Planning Bureau and Municipal Meteorological Bureau jointly issued No. 25 meteorological risk warning of geological disasters at 15:40 on the 18th: it is expected that from the night of 18th to the daytime of 19th, there will be scattered showers (0-10mm) at night in Ya’an City. Due to the large amount of precipitation in the early stage, the accumulated rainfall is large, and the soil moisture content is close to saturation. The meteorological risk level of most local geological disasters in Ya’an City within 24 hours is grade III (high risk). Please strengthen the monitoring, inspection, on duty, take the initiative to prevent and avoid in advance, strictly prevent the hazards caused by geological hazards, and strengthen the prevention of geological disasters such as landslides and debris flows.

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on the afternoon of the 21st, a staff member of Fuquan town government in Hanyuan County told the Red Star News reporter that it had rained for many days. During the previous inspection, cracks were found in the mountain. Many villagers of

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also said that they had seen the mountain crack a few days ago. However, the villagers who have lived here for generations feel that there is no problem with this mountain which has never had an accident.

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were evacuated from

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. Officials said that before the incident, nine buried personnel were transferred to their homes in the night. However, the landslide occurred in the early morning of August 21, which was far beyond the villagers’ judgment.

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on the afternoon of August 21, a staff member of Fuquan town government in Hanyuan County said that it had been raining in Hanyuan recently. On the 20th, when the relevant staff organized an inspection, they found that there was a gap in the mountain in this area. They were worried about collapse, so they organized the evacuation and resettlement of the masses in this area.

Ms. Luo of Zhonghai village also told the Red Star News reporter that before dark on the 20th, local village cadres had informed the residents in their row to evacuate, “saying that there are cracks in the mountain, which may collapse.”

on the afternoon of the 21st, a villager in Zhonghai village said that recently, there was continuous rainfall in the local area. His home was not far from the landslide site. Local monitoring personnel monitored the possibility of landslide. “If there is a crack on the mountain, the local town government and village leaders will inform the surrounding villagers to transfer.” He said that from the afternoon of the 20th, more than 10 threatened villagers were informed to move and evacuate to a safe place.

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about the evacuation of villagers before the incident, the Emergency Management Bureau of Ya’an City announced that Hanyuan County has been suffering from continuous heavy rainfall recently. In the morning of August 20, during the investigation of potential geological hazards in Hanyuan County, it was found that slope cracks and ditch damage occurred in group 6 (small place name: laogoudi) of Zhonghai village, Fuquan town. Fuquan town evacuated the affected people. From 14:30 on August 20, 55 people from 14 families of threatened people were organized by cadres of rural groups to take emergency refuge, transfer and resettlement by means of relatives and friends, and establish accounts to register one by one. After nightfall, nine people returned home without permission.

Mr. Zhou, a villager in Zhonghai village, told Red Star news that his home was only about 100 meters away from the landslide site and was not affected. There was no sign at all when the landslide came in the early morning of the 21st. “I didn’t feel it at all, and I didn’t hear any noise.” He said that when the danger occurred, village cadres immediately called or went door to door to inform everyone to evacuate to a safe road.

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at about 17:30 on August 21, Ya’an Emergency Management Bureau announced that as of 17:00 on August 21, 9 buried people had been successfully searched and rescued, and 2 were still in the process of search and rescue, and 9 buried people were returning home in the night. After the

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, the firecrackers of

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reverberated in the mountain. The old man’s eyes were bloodshot. They didn’t want to recall that

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were 30 kilometers away from the landslide site of Zhonghai village. After a long winding mountain Road, you can see the funeral home of Hanyuan County at the top of the mountain. On the morning of August 22, near the gate, cars with small white flowers set off firecrackers. The sound of firecrackers reverberated in the mountains, and some families of the victims were dealing with the aftermath inside.

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the night before, Ya’an Emergency Management Bureau released a message that after full rescue, as of 20:00 on August 21, 7 people had been rescued successfully, 3 of them died at the scene, 4 people were sent to the hospital for invalid rescue, and there were still 2 missing persons in search and rescue. That is to say, all the seven rescued villagers have been killed.

according to the local villagers, the funeral parlor in Hanyuan County is far away, and it takes a long time to walk the winding mountain road every time. For convenience, there areMany people eat in restaurants on the way to the mountain road.

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at 1:00 p.m. on August 22, the Red Star News reporter came to the restaurant on the way to the middle of the mountain. When he ran into a landslide on the road, he escaped from the house with his grandson. In front of him, he had dark skin, half white hair, and his eyes were full of red blood. After a few words with the Red Star News reporter, he was helped into the restaurant by his family.

“his condition is very bad, as you can see, we will not talk about this matter.” Many family members told the Red Star News reporter that the old man also said he did not want to recall the incident.

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excavators are still in operation on 22nd, search and rescue lost two people have not found

according to the introduction, after the occurrence of the landslide in Hanyuan, Ya’an, the main leaders and relevant leaders of Sichuan provincial Party committee and government respectively gave important instructions and instructions. Relevant leaders rushed to Hanyuan to guide the rescue work at the first time. Ya’an municipal Party committee and municipal government set up an “8.21” emergency headquarters for disaster and landslide rescue in Fuquan Town, Hanyuan County, with eight working groups under it to quickly organize military divisions , emergency rescue, armed police, fire control, medical, public security and other professional search and rescue forces, coordinate the personnel strength, machinery and equipment of surrounding counties and districts to rush to the scene to carry out personnel search and rescue.

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Red Star News reporters learned from Ya’an fire rescue detachment that after the landslide occurred in Hanyuan, Ya’an fire department rushed to the landslide site for rescue at the first time. Before that, 40 people from 5 vehicles of Shaanxi general team, who had come to Ya’an to reinforce flood fighting and disaster relief, also went to Hanyuan.

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on August 21, after rescue workers arrived at the scene, they found a crowd trapped on the second floor because the first floor was blocked by mud and called for help. They immediately investigated the scene and found that the surrounding area of the house was buried by soil, and it was found that the mood of the trapped person was relatively large. After being pacified by the rescue workers, the rescue workers immediately used the telescopic ladder to rescue the trapped people and successfully rescued them to safety at 5:15 on the same day.

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after a day of search and rescue, Ya’an Emergency Management Bureau released a news on the evening of 21 August. At about 3:50 am on August 21, a landslide occurred in group 6, Zhonghai village, Fuquan town. According to the field survey, the landslide mass is in the shape of a long strip tongue. The slope of the landslide body is about 25 ° and the width is about 280m, and the oblique length is about 880m. The amount of earth sliding out is about 800000 cubic meters, and the total volume of sliding body is about 5000000m3. It belongs to the extremely large landslide geological disaster. The landslide has caused serious damage to eight houses (including the original Baiyan health center and one uninhabited house), and nine people were buried. As of 20 o’clock on the 21st, 7 people had been rescued successfully, 3 of them died at the scene, 4 people were sent to the hospital for invalid rescue, and 2 missing persons were in search and rescue. After the night of

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, at about 10:00 a.m. on August 22, when there was a light rain on the ground, there were still two missing persons in the landslide area who were not rescued. Red Star News reporters saw that there are still excavators working on the scene, and the buried road sections are also actively dredged and repaired.

as of 21:00 on the same day, the Information Office of Hanyuan County Government in Ya’an said that there were still two missing persons who had not been found

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photographed by duo Ji