In May 2008, officials in the Chinese province of Sichuan announced that the city of Beichuan may be moved to a neighboring county leaving the old city abandoned. Beichuan was one of the areas hardest hit by an earthquake earlier that same month, which killed more than 50,000 people. The quake destroyed most of the buildings in the city, and those left standing were deemed unsafe for human habitation.
Originally posted 2016-03-07 16:28:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter