25 April 2010
Aerial video film of the Highway landslide in Taiwan
Posted by Dave Petley
Youtube now has a helicopter video of the Highway landslide in Taiwan:
It is an extraordinary landslide, apparently being a deep translational slide that has displaced a great raft of material fronted by the cutslope shown in the previous post. I will be interested to see some decent images in the morning!
sadly, par for the course, Taiwan culture, some of the family members of those still buried in their cars under the debris are coming out on TV LIVE broadcasts now and screaming, crying, denouncing the government, "why did you let this happen?" and "my brother is in there, get him out now, why aren't you working 24/7, hurry" and "you will be punished for this, government of Taiwan" and the cameras catch everythng and it's sad. the blame game begins now and the two political parties the DPP and the KMT are starting to fight in public too over who is to blame for this natural tragedy, God, or the gods, or the highway engineers or Miss Fate or Mr Destiny or the DPP or the KMT? It's a circus here now. Sigh. All 5 major news Tv channels are on this 24 hours a day now.