Dozens Missing After Landslide in South China; ‘Horrible’ Like a Scene from...

Dozens Missing After Landslide in South China; ‘Horrible’ Like a Scene from a Disaster Movie

At Least 91 People Remain Missing and 33 Buildings Destroyed

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A massive landslide swept through an industrial park in Shenzhen’s Guangming New District, southern China, at around 4 a.m. on December 20 (hereinafter local time). According to local media reports, at least 91 people are still missing.

The scene of the landslide is horrible like a scene from a disaster movie. Many buildings are dangerously tilted or have completely collapsed. The floors are covered with mud and debris from the landslide.

According to foreign and local media reports, the Chinese government has ordered immediate rescue efforts following the landslide. The Guangdong Public Security Bureau said 11 firefighting teams along with four drones and 30 search dogs are participating in the search and rescue of survivors. Officials have set up a rescue command center and three treatment shelters on site.

At least 13 people have been hospitalized with three of them in serious conditions. Of the total 91 missing people, 59 are male and 32 female.

CNN said that the source of the landslide was a man-made pile of earth, citing a report from China’s Ministry of Land and Resources.

Reporter Lee Seul[dew@newshankuk.com]