Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    26 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Military

APF Baoshan Detachment makes every effort in quake-fighting in Yunnan

By Zeng Yufeng, Zhang Nianbo and Hu Xiaoliang (China Military Online)

09:35, September 14, 2012

Two quakes of magnitude-4.5 and magnitude-4.9 occurred in Shidian County, Baoshan City of the southwest China's Yunnan Province at 11:20 and 11:21 successively on September 11, 2012, leaving 5 people injured, 89,906 persons affected, 135 civilian houses collapsed, 12,000-plus houses damaged to varying degrees, nearly 26 kilometers of highway disrupted as well as electricity and communication facilities impaired, resulting in up to over 102.52 million yuan of direct economic losses according to preliminary statistics.

After the disaster occurred, the Baoshan Detachment of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force (APF) immediately activated the emergency pre-plans and went all out for emergency rescue and disaster relief. A total of 110 officers and men led by Su Qianhu, commander of the detachment, rushed to the disaster-hit area with rescue and emergency equipment by motorized means at 11:50, becoming the first rescue troop unit to arrive at the area.

Due to the severe situation, 100 officers and men of the 2nd echelon of the detachment sped to the disaster-hit area at 17:00 sharp to take on laborious jobs for 12 straight hours, including transferring the wounded, rescuing and transporting victims' goods, eliminating dangerous buildings and setting up tents. Under the risks of the aftershocks, the APF servicemen managed to transfer 1,000-plus pieces (sets) of victims' goods, demolish 23 dangerous houses and set up 60-odd tents within only eight hours after the quakes.

At this moment, the APF servicemen are still battling bravely in the front line of the quake-fighting and disaster relief.

News we recommend

Recommended News

Naval destroyer holds drill Freshmen receive etiquette training Nuclear security drill held in Taiwan
Fighters conduct training on plateau How much we pay for "face saving?" Artillery troop unit in drill
Navy releases pictures of drills Apple blamed for 10 unfair after-sale clauses Students get new desks after media attention


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Female sailors of "Jinggangshan" warship

  2. View the world: Every day is unusual (9/12)

  3. China's Apple fans on the wane?

  4. Top 10 attractions in Jiangxi, China

  5. Rare creatures found in the deep sea

  6. Top 10 countries with most holidays

Most Popular


  1. "Purchase" of Diaoyu Islands could cost Japan
  2. Japan violates common ground for bilateral ties
  3. Islands 'purchase will hurt economic ties'
  4. Libya fiasco shows sad reality of US policy
  5. Editorial: Davos seeks recovery path

What's happening in China

19 workers in Wuhan killed after elevator plunges 100m

  1. Lobby wants tobacco out of quake relief
  2. Milk scandal culprits rehired
  3. Court takes 7 years off captain's jail term
  4. Websites, microblogs closed for fraud, blackmail
  5. Prestigious Tibetan monastery receives facelift

China Features

  1. North Korea's Kim, wife inspect Exercise Center
  2. A glimpse of Berlin Air Show
  3. The Museum makes dream come true
  4. When can Chinese shed 'Nobel Prize complex'?
  5. Where stands Beijing's first electric lamp?

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture