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More than 40 trapped as landslide buries 18 homes in southwest China village

Updated: Jun 27

(Yunnan Province, China)


In the mountainous southwest Yunnan province of China, a devastating incident unfolded on Monday morning, as per an initial report by state broadcaster CCTV. At 5:51 am in Liangshui village, located in Zhenxiong county within Zhaotong city, a landslide occurred, burying 18 households and 47 individuals.

The gravity of the situation prompted the evacuation of over 200 people, triggering a level three emergency response in line with China's four-level disaster relief system. Facing freezing conditions, more than 200 rescue personnel, 33 fire trucks, and 10 loaders have been mobilized for search and rescue operations.

The affected area's challenging terrain, characterized by steep slopes and high mountains, poses additional challenges for the ongoing efforts. The village had recently experienced heavy snowfall on Sunday night, persisting into Monday, with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees Celsius (32 Fahrenheit).

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Incident Occurred

January 22 2024

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January 22 2024


Yunnan Province, China



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