Luzon earthquake http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/48734/all en China quake rescuers battle landslides, debris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers Monday as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 188 dead.</p> <p>Huge boulders blocked rescue vehicles along roads leading to some of the worst-hit areas, and some areas were only accessible by foot along broken passes through the rough terrain.</p> <p>Survivors including the elderly were carried out on the backs of neighbours as well as by helicopter, as rescuers were also bolstered by thousands of civilian volunteers who rushed to the area to help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquakes Luzon earthquake Sichuan earthquake AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:00:53 +0000 5822120 at http://www.globalpost.com China quake rescuers battle landslides, debris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers Monday as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 192 dead.</p> <p>Huge boulders blocked rescue vehicles along roads leading to some of the worst-hit areas, and some areas were only accessible by foot along broken passes through the rough terrain.</p> <p>Survivors including the elderly were carried out on the backs of neighbours as well as by helicopter, as rescuers were also bolstered by thousands of civilian volunteers who rushed to the area to help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquakes Luzon earthquake Sichuan earthquake AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:00:47 +0000 5822270 at http://www.globalpost.com China quake rescuers battle landslides, debris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clogged roads, debris and landslides impeded rescuers Monday as they battled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwest China that has left at least 192 dead.</p> <p>Huge boulders blocked rescue vehicles along roads leading to some of the worst-hit areas, and some areas were only accessible by foot along broken passes through the rough terrain.</p> <p>Survivors including the elderly were carried out on the backs of neighbours as well as by helicopter, as rescuers were also bolstered by thousands of civilian volunteers who rushed to the area to help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/china-quake-rescuers-battle-landslides-debris-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquakes Luzon earthquake Sichuan earthquake AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:02:27 +0000 5822606 at http://www.globalpost.com