A missing man has been found 17 days after the earthquake in southwest China. Gan Yu remained in the area to help prevent a flood. But reports are that Gan, who suffers from visual impairment, lost his glasses and was left alone in the rugged landscape BBC News. Last Wednesday he was found by a farmer.
The September 5 earthquake in Sichuan Province killed 93 people. More than 400 others were injured.
Gan continued to work at the Wandong Hydropower Plant that day. Try to prevent flooding by pumping water. He also helped his injured colleagues.
Local media reported that when the short-sighted man lost his glasses, it was difficult for him to get out of the rugged landscape. They and fellow Luo Yong walked about 20 kilometers into the mountains surrounding the factory.
They unsuccessfully signaled for help as rescuers searched the area. Lu told Chinese media that they took off their clothes, tied them to tree branches, and then waved them. In the end, Lu decided to seek help and Gan left. He was left with a makeshift bed of moss, bamboo leaves, some wild fruit and bamboo shoots to eat.
On September 8, rescue workers found Lu. But by the time Jean’s lair was found three days later, he was gone. Rescuers found nothing but his clothes.
A farmer who lives near a hydroelectric power plant joined the research this week. A few hours later, he heard the farmer Jean calling and found him among the trees. Gann was taken to hospital with a broken bone.
Sichuan lies on the edge of two continental plates that slide over each other. Earthquakes are common. In 2008, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 was measured. More than 80,000 people were killed.
“Pop culture enthusiast. Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Analyst. Student. Explorer.”