One week on, life goes on in mudslide-leveled NW China county

10:09, August 15, 2010      

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Photo taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows the landslide-hit Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. The death toll from the massive mudslide in zhouqu has risen to 1,156 as of 4 p.m. Friday, with 588 still missing, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)
Taking the milk from the volunteers, 67-year old mudslide survivor Li Kaishan smiled.

"The breakfast is not bad, especially with milk. And I had a good sleep last night," said Li.

Saturday morning, Li came out from his blue tent in the shelter at Zhouqu No.1 Middle School.

He joined the queue outside the Young Volunteer Service Station for breakfast: one bag of milk, instant noodles and one bottle of water.

Sun Yayun, who worked at the station told Xinhua that 800 bags of milk were arrived Friday afternoon.

"Breakfasts in every shelter site are different. Some even have ham," said Sun.

Outside the teaching building of the school, villagers sit on small wooden stools, watching the morning news on television.

"With the television at the shelter site, I can catch up with the latest news of the rescue," said Shang Kaisheng, a 61-year old local man.

"Rescue resources sent from all over the country have made our lives better and satisfied our basic needs," he said.

A radio given to Shang Friday also improved his evening.

With milk and ham at breakfast, and television and radio, survivors of the massive mudslide in Zhouqu county, northwest China's Gansu Province are seeing improvements of life, though life is still far from normal.

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