23 May 2008

New images of Beichuan and its lakes

Posted by Dave Petley

CCTV has posted the following image of the lake at Beichuan:

Meanwhile Reuters have published this image, captioned: “An aerial view of the roofs of houses in earthquake-hit Beichuan, Sichuan province May 20, 2008. The houses, which were originally built next to a reservoir, were uprooted and floated downriver after water levels started to rise.” I suspect that by reservoir they mean river?

AP has this image of the landslides in Beichuan, captioned “The ruins of collapsed buildings lay among those still standing following last week’s earthquake, in Beichuan, in China’s southwest Sichuan province Thursday, May 22, 2008.”