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2006年VOA标准英语-Rescue Operations Continue in Philippines

时间:2007-03-12 16:00来源:互联网 提供网友:cwgql   字体: [ ]
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By Douglas Bakshian
Manila
18 February 2006

Rescue operations continue on Leyte island in the Philippines, a day after a landslide1 buried a village under a sea of mud. Authorities say only several dozen survivors3 have been accounted for in a village of 1,800 people. Other villages in the area have been evacuated4 as a precaution.

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Filipino soldiers help pull landslide survivor2 out of mud, Saturday   
  

Fresh rescue and assessment5 teams were flown to the region Saturday, including search dogs and miners. Philippine disaster officials say medicine, body bags, tents, food and generators6 were also dispatched.

The village of Guinsaugon was buried in a sea of mud Friday morning, when the side of a nearby mountain collapsed7. Rescue workers are treading carefully in knee-deep mud, fearing that the soft, unstable8 soil could shift again.

In another development, officials say 11 more villages in the area have been evacuated because of concerns over more landslides9. The residents are being moved to evacuation centers.

In Manila, President Gloria Arroyo10 presided over a meeting of national disaster officials, and called on the country to show courage in the face of tragedy.

"This a time of trial for our souls. The country should be united, should be together, should embrace and help all of those who lost their loved ones," she said.

The U.S. Navy is also pitching in. Two American warships11 are heading to the stricken region, and a U.S. Embassy official says they will be able to launch 17 helicopters and 1,000 Marines by daybreak Sunday.

The vessels12, which were already in the Philippines for military exercises, also carry equipment to purify water, generators and other supplies. Philippine naval13 vessels have been ordered to the region, as well, to be used as floating hospitals and command centers.

Leyte has been the scene of tragedy before. In 1991, more than 5,000 people died in floods caused by a typhoon.

Heavy rains have lashed14 the region for days, which may have contributed to the landslide.


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1 landslide XxyyG     
n.(竞选中)压倒多数的选票;一面倒的胜利
参考例句:
  • Our candidate is predicated to win by a landslide.我们的候选人被预言将以绝对优势取胜。
  • An electoral landslide put the Labour Party into power in 1945.1945年工党以压倒多数的胜利当选执政。
2 survivor hrIw8     
n.生存者,残存者,幸存者
参考例句:
  • The sole survivor of the crash was an infant.这次撞车的惟一幸存者是一个婴儿。
  • There was only one survivor of the plane crash.这次飞机失事中只有一名幸存者。
3 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
4 evacuated b2adcc11308c78e262805bbcd7da1669     
撤退者的
参考例句:
  • Police evacuated nearby buildings. 警方已将附近大楼的居民疏散。
  • The fireman evacuated the guests from the burning hotel. 消防队员把客人们从燃烧着的旅馆中撤出来。
5 assessment vO7yu     
n.评价;评估;对财产的估价,被估定的金额
参考例句:
  • This is a very perceptive assessment of the situation.这是一个对该情况的极富洞察力的评价。
  • What is your assessment of the situation?你对时局的看法如何?
6 generators 49511c3cf5edacaa03c4198875f15e4e     
n.发电机,发生器( generator的名词复数 );电力公司
参考例句:
  • The factory's emergency generators were used during the power cut. 工厂应急发电机在停电期间用上了。
  • Power can be fed from wind generators into the electricity grid system. 电力可以从风力发电机流入输电网。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
8 unstable Ijgwa     
adj.不稳定的,易变的
参考例句:
  • This bookcase is too unstable to hold so many books.这书橱很不结实,装不了这么多书。
  • The patient's condition was unstable.那患者的病情不稳定。
9 landslides 5a0c95bd1e490515d70aff3ba74490cb     
山崩( landslide的名词复数 ); (山坡、悬崖等的)崩塌; 滑坡; (竞选中)一方选票占压倒性多数
参考例句:
  • Landslides have cut off many villages in remote areas. 滑坡使边远地区的许多村庄与外界隔绝。
  • The storm caused landslides and flooding in Savona. 风暴致使萨沃纳发生塌方和洪灾。
10 arroyo KN9yE     
n.干涸的河床,小河
参考例句:
  • She continued along the path until she came to the arroyo.她沿着小路一直走到小河边。
  • They had a picnic by the arroyo.他们在干枯的河床边野餐过。
11 warships 9d82ffe40b694c1e8a0fdc6d39c11ad8     
军舰,战舰( warship的名词复数 ); 舰只
参考例句:
  • The enemy warships were disengaged from the battle after suffering heavy casualties. 在遭受惨重伤亡后,敌舰退出了海战。
  • The government fitted out warships and sailors for them. 政府给他们配备了战舰和水手。
12 vessels fc9307c2593b522954eadb3ee6c57480     
n.血管( vessel的名词复数 );船;容器;(具有特殊品质或接受特殊品质的)人
参考例句:
  • The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons. 90 吨以下的船只可以从这条河通过。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • All modern vessels of any size are fitted with radar installations. 所有现代化船只都有雷达装置。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
13 naval h1lyU     
adj.海军的,军舰的,船的
参考例句:
  • He took part in a great naval battle.他参加了一次大海战。
  • The harbour is an important naval base.该港是一个重要的海军基地。
14 lashed 4385e23a53a7428fb973b929eed1bce6     
adj.具睫毛的v.鞭打( lash的过去式和过去分词 );煽动;紧系;怒斥
参考例句:
  • The rain lashed at the windows. 雨点猛烈地打在窗户上。
  • The cleverly designed speech lashed the audience into a frenzy. 这篇精心设计的演说煽动听众使他们发狂。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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