Around 100 People Feared Buried By Southwest China Landslide

BEIJING — Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.

The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo at about 6 a.m., the government of Mao County in Sichuan province said.

The landslide also blocked a 2 kilometer (1.24 mile)-section of a river. Wang Yongbo, a local rescue official, told state broadcaster CCTV that an estimated 3 million cubic meters (105 million cubic feet) of earth and rock — equivalent to more than 1,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools — had slid down the mountain.




Image: CHINA-DISASTER-LANDSLIDE

This screengrab taken from a broadcast by China’s State broadcaster CCTV on June 24, 2017 shows rescuers looking for survivors after a landslide hit the village of Xinmo in China’s Sichuan province.