The fundraising event organised by London Chinatown Chinese Association raised £19,586.49 for the victims of recent Yushu earthquake in the North-west of China.
Leslie Ng, President of the Association, said, “We are pleased that the rain stopped and the sun came out as soon as we started our fund raiser in Chinatown! We are grateful to the Chinese community and visitors to London Chinatown who made generous donations for such a worthwhile cause.”
From: LinkChinese News
According to France 24:
Images of the aftermath of the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Yushu county, near the Tibetan border this morning, have begun trickling through on the Web.
According to state media, around 400 people were killed and over 8,000 injured when the earthquake struck at 7:49am local time. The affected area is a remote and mountainous region of the north-western Qinghai province; the capital city of Xining is 12 hours away by road and many of the homes are built of wood and mud. Most of the locals are of Tibetan origin and rely on farming and livestock.
According to the Yushu Meteorological Bureau the majority of homes have collapsed and there are widespread power outages. The Red Cross has reported severe communication problems.
The pictures are from Qinghai local news site qhnews.com.