Monday, January 22, 2024

Landslide buries 47 people in China’s southwestern Yunnan province

Rescue efforts are under way in southwestern China’s mountainous Yunnan province after at least 47 people were buried in a landslide.

State news agency Xinhua reported that the disaster struck just before 6am (22:00 GMT on Sunday) in the village of Liangshui, beneath the town of Tangfang in Zhenxiong County.

 The incident took place at 05:51 local time (21:51 GMT). State broadcaster CCTV said that some households are among those trapped under the rubble.

Authorities are looking into the cause of the landslide.

Landslides are common in the remote region, which is surrounded by mountain ranges.

1 comment:

  1. A total of 47 people were buried in a landslide that struck southwest China's Yunnan Province early Monday.

    More than 200 rescuers together with 33 firefighting vehicles and 10 loading machines were combing the debris to search for the missing, after the disaster happened in the Liangshui Village, Tangfang Town in the city of Zhaotong at 5:51 a.m. on Monday.

    The buried villagers were from 18 households, according to the headquarters for the disaster relief.

    More than 200 residents were evacuated as the provincial commission for disaster reduction activated a Level-III emergency response for disaster relief.

    Local weather forecast said there will be light snow in the town on Tuesday, with the lowest temperature expected to reach minus three degrees Celsius.


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