6 June 2009

Update on the Chongqing landslide

Posted by Dave Petley

Xinhua is now reporting that 79 people have been killed in the catastrophic landslide in Chongqing. In addition, 27 miners are trapped in a mine whose adit has been buried.

Xinhua has also released an image of the source zone of the landslide (showing continued rockfall activity):

And also the landslide deposit. It is now appears that this is a massive and catastrophic rock slope failure: