China: There has been a major landslide incident in China. Chinese media outlet CCTV reported on Sunday that 14 people were killed and five were missing in a landslide in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Relief and rescue work is going on. The team is searching the missing people.
China: There has been a major landslide incident in China. Chinese media outlet CCTV reported on Sunday that 14 people were killed and five were missing in a landslide in China’s southwestern Sichuan province. Relief and rescue work is going on. The team is searching the missing people.
According to the information, the landslide occurred at around 6 am on Sunday in a mountainous area near the city of Leshan in the south of Sichuan. After receiving information about the accident, more than 180 rescue personnel have been sent to the spot. The search and rescue operation is still on. Please inform that it has rained heavily in Leshan for the last two days.
According to the statement, bodies of 14 people have been recovered till 3 pm on while five people are missing. As soon as the news of the accident was received, a team of 180 people has been sent to the spot for relief and rescue work. Along with this, more than a dozen rescue equipments have also been sent to the spot. The area in which this landslide incident happened is already considered very unsafe.
The place where the accident happened is a mountainous area about240 kilometers south of the provincial capital Chengdu. In the last few years, many incidents of landslides have come to the fore in the mountainous parts of China. The incidents increase especially in the rainy month. Even after the torrential rains in 2019, the incident of landslides was seen in this area.
This province also comes in the earthquake zone, in such a situation there have been many fatal earthquakes here. In 2008, an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude occurred in this province, when more than 87 thousand people were either killed or went missing. These included 5,335 school students. Although, continuous steps are being taken by China for the safety of the people living in this area, but the incidents are not taking the name of stopping.
In December last year, a gold mine was filled to the brim in the Xinjiang region of China’s northwest. At the time of the accident, 40 laborers were working in it. After this, 50 people were declared missing or dead due to a mine collapse in February in the Mongolia region.