Sichuan Landslide

Updated: 11/12/2018 4:39:05 AM
The bodies of 15 people have been found after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China left more than 120 people missing, state media say.
About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time Friday.
Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks dislodged by heavy rainfall.
President Xi Jinping urged rescuers to "spare no effort".
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 11/10/2018 10:02:13 AM
A total of 17,307 people have been evacuated as water levels continued to rise in a landslide-formed lake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Saturday.
The government of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said the lake, formed by mud blocking the Jinsha River, had inundated a farmhouse and a suspension bridge in the Jinsha Township.
Source: DORRIS

Published Friday, November 9, 2018

Nearly 10,000 people in southwest China's Sichuan Province have been evacuated after a landslide blocked the Jinsha River and the water level of a barrier lake continued to rise.

The information office of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture government in Sichuan said Tuesday that, as of 3 p.m., 9,964 people including local residents and workers along the river have been evacuated.

A large landslide hit the border area between Sichuan and Tibet Saturday, leading to the formation of a barrier lake.

The downstream area of the Jinsha River has been cut off by the blockade while the upstream water level keeps rising.

The water level of the barrier lake has risen 33.88 meters since Saturday. Police and militiamen have been sent to help evacuate locals and keep order.

The landslide-hit area will see a significant drop in temperatures in the following days, with snow and rain predicted to hit the area.
Source: DORRIS