Shanxi landslide

Updated: 3/21/2019 11:06:18 AM
Rescuers have retrieved the body of a final missing person in a northern China landslide, bringing the death toll to 20, local officials said Thursday.
The incident last Friday in Shanxi province flattened several residential buildings and a public bathhouse. Authorities initially reported 10 deaths and 10 missing people.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 3/20/2019 7:31:42 AM
The death toll from a building collapse in Xiangning County in northern China's Shanxi Province that occurred due to a landslide climbed to 15 on Tuesday. Five people are still unaccounted and 13 others have been rescued so far. Ten of the 15 victims' bodies have been identified by their family members and relatives. The accident occurred on Friday when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse. The rescue operation is still underway as of Tuesday (March 19) noon.
Source: DORRIS
Updated: 3/18/2019 3:01:47 AM
The latest update on Xinhua indicates that 20 people are likely to have been killed, of whom 10 have been found to date, and a further 16 were injured.
Source: DORRIS

Published Sunday, March 17, 2019

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing.

The slide hit the township of Zaoling in Linfen city, Shanxi's Xiangning county at 18:10 local time Friday, burying two residential buildings with a total of 14 households and a public bathhouse.

20 people have been rescued, 7 were confirmed dead and 13 remain missing as of Saturday morning.

Images provided by state broadcaster CCTV showed massive piles of crumbled walls and roofs on the side of a slope. It said some buildings remained intact, while others were reduced to rubble.

The broadcaster said heavy equipment could not be used at the site due to geological conditions, forcing rescuers to dig through the debris by hand.

The event was not caused by excessive rainfall. Dry weather has dominated most of the month across the region, AccuWeather's Adan Douty said.
Source: DORRIS