southwestern China

  • China Jun 18, 2019

    Rescue Efforts Underway After China Quake Kills at Least 12

    Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State broadcaster CCTV showed soldiers using a chainsaw to cut through a wooden door and rescue a couple under...

  • China May 24, 2019

    Boat Capsizes on Southwest China River, 10 Dead, 8 Missing

    A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported. The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing in remote Banrao village of Guizhou province.

  • driver Nov 2, 2018

    15 Presumed Dead After Fight Causes Bus to Plunge Into River in China

    A fight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China’s Yangtze River, police said Friday. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead. An eight-second surveillance video released by Chongqing city police on its Weibo social media account shows the two arguing and grappling with each other...

  • NBC News May 16, 2018

    Sichuan Airlines Co-Pilot Partially Sucked Out Plane Window, Pilot Says

    A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was nearly sucked out of his plane’s cockpit when the jet’s windshield shattered at 30,000 feet Monday, about an hour into a flight from southwestern China to Tibet, NBC News reported. Captain Liu Chuanjian told Chengdu Business News that he struggled to maintain control of the plane full of 119 passengers while his co-pilot had “half...

  • United States Aug 8, 2017

    At Least 19 Dead, More Than 240 Injured After Strong Quake Rocks Southwest China

    Stranded tourists and residents struggled Wednesday to clear roads and cope with power cuts caused by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 19 people and injured 247. The magnitude 6.5 quake struck a mountainous region near a national park that is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. Rescuers dug through rubble with their hands and used detectors to...

  • Shannon Ho Jun 24, 2017

    9 Bodies Found After Landslide Buries Scores in China

    Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found nine bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing. About 3,000 rescuers were using detection devices and dogs to look for signs of life in an area that once held 62 homes...

  • Mayor Jun 24, 2017

    Berlin Gives Celebrity Welcome to 2 Giant Pandas From China

    Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a long flight from China. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing flew the animal equivalent of first class, getting royal treatment on their 12-hour-flight from Chengdu in southwestern China. Their entourage...

  • United States Mar 24, 2017

    US-Born Panda Bao Bao Makes First Public Appearance in China

    American-born giant panda Bao Bao has made her first appearance before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C.

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