Friday 20 January 2017

Landslide buries 22 buildings, leaves dozens missing in southern China

Paul Carsten and Judy Hua

Published 20/12/2015 | 21:21

People look as rescuers searching for survivors on a collapsed buildings following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)
People look as rescuers searching for survivors on a collapsed buildings following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)
Firefighters search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Damaged buildings are seen as rescuers search for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Firefighters use flashlights to search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Firefighters use flashlights to search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Firefighters search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Firefighters with a sniffer dog search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Rescuers search for survivors on a damaged building following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)
Rescuers search for survivors on a collapsed building following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)

A landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province on Sunday, burying 22 buildings and leaving 27 people missing, state media reported.

  • Go To

A nearby section of China's major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded, the official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster reported.

Hundreds of rescuers sifted through rubble looking for survivors after the landslide struck Shenzhen's Hengtaiyu industrial park in the city's northwestern Guangming New District in the morning, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Four people have been rescued from the debris, with three sustaining minor injuries, it said, citing rescuers.

Firefighters use flashlights to search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Firefighters use flashlights to search for survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

As of 0900 GMT, rescuers had evacuated more than 900 people from the site, said Xinhua.

Xinhua had earlier said at least 41 people were missing, with seven people rescued and one suffering minor injuries.

Rescuers search for survivors on a damaged building following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)
Rescuers search for survivors on a damaged building following a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Chinatopix via AP)

Reuters

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in World News