15 June 2009

Chongqing landslide update – 15th June 2009

Posted by Dave Petley

An update on the Chongqing landslide rescue is provided by a CCTV report. Latest news:

  • Contrary to the reports yesterday, rescue operations are continuing;
  • The pumps to lower the barrier lake are now in operation and are succeeding. It will take about a week to empty the lake, whereupon construction of the channel will start.