17 November 2009

Images of the Shanxi loess landslide

Posted by Dave Petley

Xinhua has now published two images of yesterday’s loess landslide in Shanxi, which killed 23 people, including eight young children, in Zhangjiaju Village, in Zhangzishan Township of Zhongyang County:
The reports are that this was a “loess avalanche” with a surface area of about 20,000 cubic metres. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.