Monday, January 22, 2024

China: At least 47 buried after landslide in Yunnan

At least 47 people have been buried in a landslide on Monday morning in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, according to state media. 

Rescue efforts are under way in sub-zero temperatures in Zhaotong city. It is unclear yet if anyone has died.

Videos from local media showed rescuers working among collapsed homes and buildings.

More than 500 people have also been evacuated from the region after the incident, according to People's Daily.

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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