17 May 2009

Landslide causes apartment block collapse in China

Posted by Dave Petley

Xinhua is reporting that a landslide triggered the partial collapse of an apartment block housing 32 families in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, on Saturday evening. They have published a couple of pictures of the aftermath, of which this is one:

To date two bodies have been recovered and one injured person has been rescued. Judging by the above picture, and given the time of day in which the slide occurred, this total is almost certain to rise.

More as it becomes available.