Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

But the job is not done yet!
Vote for the deserving candidate this year.

Check your mail to know more

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
SPONSORED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

China Quake Scars Treasured Scenic Tourist Site

The earthquake has left scars on Jiuzhaigou, a network of mountain valleys prized as one of the country's few remaining areas of pristine natural beauty.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:August 10, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
China Quake Scars Treasured Scenic Tourist Site
A tour bus damaged during an earthquake is seen in Jiuzhaigou in China's southwestern Sichuan province. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ LIU JIN)
Loading...
The strong earthquake that jolted southwestern China appears to have left deep physical scars on Jiuzhaigou, a network of mountain valleys prized as one of the country's few remaining areas of pristine natural beauty.

At least 19 people were killed when a 6.5-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday with its epicentre in Jiuzhaigou, which is famed for more than 140 lakes whose waters range from crystal-clear to turquoise, lying at the feet of forest-clad mountains.

But the quake triggered massive landslides that raked swathes of green forest from the mountainsides and scarred them with huge earth-coloured gashes, according to aerial footage shot by the official Xinhua news agency.

In some places the landslides tumbled into the glassy waters, turning them a cloudy mud-brown, footage from the Chongqing Economic Times showed.

One of the park's most photographed locations -- Sparkling Lake -- appears to have suffered particular damage, with images showing how a strip of land between lake sections had collapsed due to the quake, draining a section of the lake nearly dry.

A statement by park authorities said the area was "severely damaged" and listed a number of other spots in the park that had suffered damage.

More than 30,000 visitors were in Jiuzhaigou at the time of the earthquake, according to authorities, and most of them were evacuated from the park Wednesday.

Jiuzhaigou, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in the northwest of Sichuan province.

The type of beauty on display there is increasingly rare in China, whose natural environment has been devastated in decades of rapid economic growth that has triggered rampant development and made it one of the most polluted countries in the world.
| Edited by: Manila Venugopal
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
T&C Apply. ARN EU/04/19/13626
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results