The following post by a user with the alias Tianyuan Difang 3511E (天圆地方3511E), was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:39am today, April 24, 2013. The post is a repost of an original post showing victims of the Ya’an Earthquake in Sichuan holding up signs saying, “We are cold and hungry.” Tianyuan Difang 3511E currently has just over 2,600 followers, according to Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The text accompanying the original post reads:

[Photo from the disaster area]: At 8:30am on April 23, in Lingguan Township in Sichuan’s Baoxing County, disaster victims hold up banners that read, “I am cold and hungry,” calling on others to pay attention to and support them. Because transportation has been cut off, many relief supplies have not reached Lingguan Township in the disaster area in a timely manner. Right now, as there are shortages of water, grain and shelters, the people have become agitated.
[灾区现场照片]: 4月23日上午8点30分, 四川省宝兴县灵关镇, 受灾民众举着“我冷饿”的横幅, 呼吸各方支持和关注因交通阻断,许多救援物资及时运送到震区灵关镇。目前,震区缺水缺粮和帐篷,民众情绪激动.

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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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