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Chinese earthquake rescue

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Audio:

http://http-ws.bbc.co.uk.edgesuite.net/mp3/learningenglish/2013/04/130422_witn_chinese_earthquake_report_130422_witn_sichuan_earthquake_report_au_bb.mp3

 

Rescue teams had already reached the remote villages in mountainous Baoxing County on foot, but landslides were blocking access to aid trucks and preventing some of the casualties from being brought out.

 

Now state media is reporting that a path has been cleared, although, in heavy fog, and with regular aftershocks, the going is slow.

 

Even in the more accessible areas of neighbouring Lushan county the aid effort has been hampered by congestion on the single road in, and some of those who’ve been made homeless are complaining that they’ve not yet received food or water.

 

Although on the same fault line, this earthquake was much less powerful than the one that struck Sichuan Province in 2008, and the death toll is not expected to rise significantly.

 

Once again though it is the poor who have borne the brunt of the disaster, with the biggest killer not the earthquake itself, but poorly constructed houses.

 

 

 

Vocabulary

mountainous

having a lot of mountains

 

on foot

by walking (without using transport or vehicles)

 

landslides

falls of rocks and earth down a mountain or slope

 

casualties

people who have been injured or killed in an accident or war

 

state media

media organisations controlled by the government

 

aftershocks

small earthquakes that follow a bigger one

 

the going is slow

progress is difficult or slow

 

hampered

made difficult

 

fault line

a long, deep crack in the Earth’s surface

 

death toll

the number of people who died because of an event

 

borne the brunt of

suffered the main effects of

 

 

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