2008 Sichuan Earthquake

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City officials reported 870 people dead and 3,097 injured in Pengzhou City after the earthquake, according to a May 17 Xinhua story.
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City officials reported 870 people dead and 3,097 injured in Pengzhou City after the earthquake, according to a May 17 Xinhua story. Smaller towns in the surrounding areas of Pengzhou County were more severely damaged.  
The Peace Corps presence in Pengzhou began with the first group of China volunteers in 1993. American teachers worked at Chengdu Teachers College, which later merged with a school in nearby Deyang to become Western China University. [<--I think]
The Peace Corps presence in Pengzhou began with the first group of China volunteers in 1993. American teachers worked at Chengdu Teachers College, which later merged with a school in nearby Deyang to become Western China University. [<--I think]

Revision as of 22:28, 24 May 2008

A major earthquake struck Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008, killing tens of thousands of people. The final death toll has not yet been assessed. All current Peace Corps volunteers are safe and accounted for, but the disaster has likely affected thousands of former students of Peace Corps volunteers.

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People and Places Affected

Chengdu 成都

Mianyang 绵阳

Pengzhou 彭州

City officials reported 870 people dead and 3,097 injured in Pengzhou City after the earthquake, according to a May 17 Xinhua story. Smaller towns in the surrounding areas of Pengzhou County were more severely damaged.

The Peace Corps presence in Pengzhou began with the first group of China volunteers in 1993. American teachers worked at Chengdu Teachers College, which later merged with a school in nearby Deyang to become Western China University. [<--I think]

External Links for Pengzhou

Pengzhou Wikipedia entry
Official Pengzhou Website

Wenchuan 汶川

Current Volunteers

Relief Efforts

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