14 September 2008

Loss of life in the Manshiet Nasser (Cairo) and Taoshi township (Shaanxi) landslides

Posted by Dave Petley

Xinhua is now reporting that the death toll in the Shaanxi landslide has now reached 254. They also report that the recovery teams are yet to search two channels in which local people believe more bodies are buried

AFP is reporting that the number of fatalities in the Manshiet Nasser (Cairo) landslide is now 82 people, with at least another week of recovery work to follow. Interestingly. they also report that “Residents have blamed the rock slide on work that had been going on for several weeks on the Moqattam hill overlooking the shantytown”. It would be interesting to find out more about this work.