At Least 91 Said to Be Missing in China Landslide
By: Janson Fisher, Xiro Xone News December 20, 2015
At least 91 people are missing a day after a mountain of excavated soil and construction waste buried dozens of buildings Monday, when it swept through an industrial area in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
China's official Xinhua News Agency said the massive landslide buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen, a major manufacturing area in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong that produces products used around world.
Aerial photos on from the Public Security Ministry's Firefighting Bureau showed the area awash in a sea of red mud, with a number of buildings either completely destroyed or partially collapsed.
The firefighting bureau said mud had thoroughly infused many of the buildings, leaving the "room of survival extremely small."
This is not the first time mudslides have ravaged China, in 2010 a temporary lake broke loose caused by a recent landslide above the town of Zhouqu, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China.
The outflow slid down the valley as a wall of mud, wiping out houses and muli-story buildings, and killing at least 1,144 residents with over 600 reported missing.