Thursday, August 2, 2012

Purple Sky: Sign of Horror for the Chineses


Purple sky: It already happened before

CHINA. The sky changed of color at China. It has presented tonalities purple and pink. For many citizens, this is a frightening sign: a harbinger of disaster. An even bigger disaster than the torrential rains that devastated large parts of the country earlier this month of July (2012).

The floods, which have reached the regions of Beijing and the provinces of Handan, Hebei, Qinhuangdao - among others - turned roads into rivers dragging cars, destroying homes. While official figures record only 80 deaths, the unofficial count information over a thousand.

On the Internet, multiply photos and videos confirming the highest number of victims as well as appeals of citizens in search of missing relatives. However, thus that are published, these messages are quickly erased.

On the Internet, multiply photos and videos confirming the highest number of victims as well as appeals of citizens in search of missing relatives. However, thus that are published, these messages are quickly erased.

In the Chinese social network similar to Twitter, the Weibo, images of the purple sky are accompanied by predictions and fears that an greater disaster can to be imminent. Some users, researching the phenomenon of strange color of the sky, have discovered that, before the Tangshan earthquake, which occurred on July 28 de1976, the sky turned purple too.

The Tangshan earthquake, considered the greatest natural disaster of the twentieth century, with a magnitude of 8.2 degrees on Richter scale, left a multitude of dead who estimates between official and unofficial point numbers that vary of 250 000 even to 800 thousand dead.

SOURCES 
Китайцев ужаснуло знамение в фиолетовом небе (Purple sky: sign of horror for the chineses).
NTV/Ru, published em 29/07/2012.
[http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/316516/]
DEMIN, Ludmila. Фиолетовое небо напугало китайцев (Violet sky is scaring Chineses).
The Epoch Times, published em 29/07/2012.
[http://www.epochtimes.ru/content/view/64973/4/]

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