China Massive Landslide:The major landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen 91 people were missing on Monday a day after a massive landslide Emergency officials said 33 buildings have either been buried or damaged to varying degrees.They include three workers’ dormitories, several factories and offices, a canteen, and other buildings.State media quoted officials as saying 59 men and 32 women were missing and that “signs of life” had been detected at three separate locations. Hundreds of rescue workers, police and special forces are at the scene helping with the operation.
China Massive Landslide 91 Missing Buries Buildings in Shenzhen
Xinhua said that as of Monday morning, 59 men and 32 women were missing in the landslide.Shenzhen’s public security bureau posted a notice online Monday saying that at least 59 people were missing. No deaths were reported.Xinhua said an area of more than 60,000 square meters (650,000 square feet) was covered with up to 6 meters (20 feet) of mud, according to geological experts at the site.
Li Yikang, the deputy secretary general of the Shenzhen city government, said at a televised news conference that more than 900 people had been evacuated. He said that nearly 1,500 people were involved in rescue efforts.A woman surnamed Hu told the Shenzhen Evening News she saw her father buried by earth in his own truck. “It’s been hours after he was buried, and we are quite worried,” she said.
China’s president, Xi Jinping, ordered provincial authorities to do everything possible to minimise casualties, treat the injured and comfort family members, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Li ordered central government officials to help Shenzhen authorities in the rescue, Xinhua said. China’s cabinet sent a group to help coordinate rescue efforts, which included more than 500 firefighters and 30 rescue dogs.Hundreds of rescuers sifted through rubble looking for survivors after the landslide left everything covered in mud, Xinhua said.President Xi Jinping has ordered local authorities to put all efforts into the rescue.