18 Elementary School Students killed in Yunnan Yiliang Landslide
October 4th around 8 o’clock, a landslide happened in Yunnan Province Yiliang County Longhai Village Zhenhe Country Youfang Villagers’ Unit. This landslide completely buried Youfang Elementary School, with 18 students buried under the collapsed school building.
October 3, Yunnan Yiliang, the landslide caused houses to collapse.
At October 4 around 8am, in Yunnan Yiliang County, a landslide happened in Longhai Village Zhenhe Country Youfang Villagers’ Unit.
Before and After Photos of the Elementary School Buried in the Yunnan Yiliang Rockslide
The upper picture was taken in September 2009, the original state of Tiantou Elementary School before the landslide. The lower one was taken on October 4, 2012, the devestation following the landslide.
At 8:10 am, October 4, a landslide happened in Yunnan Yiliang, causing the entire school building of Tiantou Elementary School to be buried. So far, the landslide has taken the lives of 18 Tiantou Elementary School students. Pictures are of the original state of Tiantou Elementary School before the landslide.
Comments from NetEase:
A country that has realized 62% of its Great Revival, yet still provides children with houses built from mud and grass.
[Note: The “Revival of the Chinese Nation” or “Common Mission for the Revival of the Chinese Nation” figure refers to an index created by Yang Yiyong, director of the Institute of Social Development Research at the Academy of Macroeconomic Research under China’s National Development and Reform Commission. It attempts to quantify China’s progress towards becoming a first-world nation through statistical data such as China’s Gross National Income. In 2007, the figure was at 46%. Recently, Chinese netizens were amused when the figure was cited as 62%, and soon became an internet meme, which has appeared multiple chinaSMACK translations.]
秋意正浓0 [网易山东省潍坊市网友]: (responding to above)
Now matter what problem is used to explain this, ultimately it’s still an institutional/systemic problem.
18 young and precious children’s lives!
China [referring to government officials], if you just drank one less bottle of alcohol each year, the several thousand kuai [saved] would be enough for them to build/repair/improve their buildings!
Students, students, schools, classrooms. Which bastard dares to step out and take responsibility?
Why were students still having classes during the holiday?
Seeing a classroom like that, there’s nothing that can be said.
The Education Bureau ought to be the first to be eviscerated [have people fired]!
不说会死啊 [网易江苏省南京市网友]: (responding to above)
The Education Bureau has spoken: “Let’s talk about it after the holiday is over.”
Damn, right now children nationwide don’t have classes, yet something bad happens to those attending class?
Take a look at their county government building, then look at the school these kids were in! I so want to skin these beasts alive!
Comments from QQ:
I have no words for this! Last night at home during Xinwen Lianbo, it was only barely mentioned, with no deeper report whatsoever, so the moment I got to the office in the morning I had to read the news online. Just what kind of homeland is this???
From here several problems can be seen: 1. The construction of the village schools are not sturdy enough, the ZF only cares about superficial appearances, and only builds the schools in the cities well and proper, and sturdy. 2. The building materials of this village school is still wood, and one can easily imagine just how uncommon that is in this day and age 3. Ultimately, it’s also that the higher authorities did not do their jobs well. Schools are a nation’s most important source of human talent. An old wooden school building should’ve become an antique/relic long ago, so why is it still in use??? Perhaps to ask one more question, how is the local party secretary going to solve this??
Aren’t [schoolchildren] supposed to be on vacation/holiday? Why are there still children having classes?
腾讯网友 □ □ 獨洎 、:
Brother has shed tears, man’s tears!!
My heart aches so badly, I, too, have a child, and if I were a parent whose child was lost in this disaster, I don’t know how I would face it. I’m in tears.
October 4th about 9pm, provincial Deputy Party Secretary and provincial Governor Li Jiheng arrived at the disaster area, visiting and consoling refugees and armed police officers and soldiers, and held an emergency meeting at the scene to arrange and deploy search and rescue missions for those buried and other work /// Being a government leader sure is difficult.
How small man is in the face of nature. Rest in peace, rest in peace. Don’t know if these children will get help from the 30 million yuan donation.
Is this reporter an idiot? Why not report detailed information of the building’s structure/construction and who built it, so our country can know where the money invested in education goes every year? It must be reveled to the public.