This is an infographic that was published on the Sina News portal on May 22, the same day that an attack occurred in public market in Urumqi, Xinjiang that killed 31 people and injured more than 90.
The infographic itself has been separated into several portions. We’ve gone ahead and done a translation into English, as a public service (of course).
Terrorist Attack Survival Handbook
Terror attacks have occurred again in Urumqi, Xinjiang in which the [loss of] life reminds us that we must remain vigilant at all times in public places. Even though the chance of getting involved in a terrorist attack is less than winning the grand prize in a lottery, we should nonetheless prepare ourselves with survival knowledge and tips in order to make losses as minimal as possible.
Upon encountering a violent attack, please keep THESE six points in mind!
1. When encountering such an incident, don’t just stand around and be a spectator.
2. Do not provoke the person committing this violent attack; by all means, do not scream or yell in a horrified way.
3. If there is no way to escape the violent attack in a public area, find a large-scale object to hide in or cover you, and lie down.
4. Try to maintain a calm composure and observe the present situation at the scene. When the time is right, withdraw from the scene to a remote location.
5. Don’t take out your smartphone in order to take pictures, post a microblog, etc.
6. Remain flexible to take whichever course of action necessary depending upon the present situation.
Upon Encountering an Explosion, Do the Following
Bomb explosion, car bomb, suicide bomber, etc
If a bomb has exploded, stabilization is the most important thing.
First step of self-preservation is to get down.
Find cover as this will greatly reduce your chance of getting hurt from flying debris as well as prevent inhalation from any harmful gases.
Observe if there is going to be a secondary explosion and any further injuries. Don’t run around in a panic: this may easily be what the perpetrator of the explosion wants you to do, and could result in more people getting hurt.
If you are on fire, don’t run around; instead, extinguish the fire by rolling around on the ground or use heavy clothing to suppress the fire. Do not waste any time worrying about your personal effects and belongings instead of escaping from the scene.
Upon Encountering a Gun Attack, Do the Following
Shots fired from a handgun, shots fired from a rifle, shots fired from a machine gun, etc.
First Step: Get Down
Quickly cover yourself; quickly have your body adopt a low position. Use every possible single object in your environment to shield yourself.
Do not attempt to outrun the bullets.
The cover you select can save your life.
The best cover is that which is in-between you and the terrorist.
Objects That Can Shield Your Body and Act as Cover
Objects that can easily conceal a body. For example, a pillar.
No: Lamp posts, trunks of small trees, fire hydrants (as their volume is too small, these items can not sufficiently cover your body).
No: Small hills, ornamental stones (not standardized, easy to be affected by bullets)
Can Block Bullets:
Walls, pillars, large tree trunks, the engine block at the front of a car, tires, etc.
Can’t Block Bullets:
Wooden doors, glass doors, garbage bins, bushes, flower baskets, counters, office chairs, car doors and the rear portion of cars, etc.
Upon Encountering a Robbery, Do the Following
Robber, carjacking, boat, airplane, etc.
Stay calm, do not resist, trust in the government.
Don’t look or talk to them. Lie on the floor. Movements should all be very slow.
Stuff newspapers and magazines into your clothes, particularly into the area in the front of your chest. Often, this is able to defend against knife attacks made by the attacker.
Try your best to keep and conceal any communication devices you have, and promptly set them to silent mode. At the appropriate time, use a text message or other method to notify the police (110) to call for help. The main content of the message should be your exact location, what condition people around you are in and how many people there are, how many terrorist there are, etc.
Pay attention to how many terrorists there are, who their leader is; later, at the appropriate time, provide your evidence.
At the instant that police make their move, try to get down on the ground as best as you can. Under the cover of police, leave the scene.
Upon Encountering arson, Do the Following
Public bus, train, cabin, underground shopping plaza, high-rise building, public amusement park, car driving into a tunnel, and subway.
Do not lose control and panic, blindly scream and yell, be worried about any personal belongings, recklessly open windows and doors, take the elevator, run around however you’d like, jump off a building.
Photos: Sohu via Weibo