China: At least 11 dead, dozens missing in Yunnan landslide

China: At least 11 dead, dozens missing in Yunnan landslide

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 23/01/2024
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Rescuers in China are racing to find dozens of people who are still left missing after a landslide struck a city in Yunnan province.

The landslide in Zhaotong occurred on Monday, trapping 47 people and killing 11.

President Xi Jinping has ordered an "all-out" rescue in the area which is experiencing sub-zero temperatures.

State media reported that preliminary investigations show the landslide resulted from a collapse in a steep cliff.

More than 500 people were evacuated from their homes and nearly 1,000 rescue workers were dispatched to the site. Chinese vice-premier Zhang Guoqing reportedly led a group to the site to guide rescue operations.

Video clips shared on social media showed rescuers walking on piles of rubble against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Personal belongings are seen scattered among the collapsed masonry.

Separately, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Wushi county in China's Xinjiang today.

State broadcaster CCTV said no casualties have been reported, but some homes have been damaged and some areas had their power supplies cut.

Source: BBC

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