8 August 2010

Update: the Gansu landslide

Posted by Dave Petley

Xinhua now reports that the death toll from the Gansu landslide is 127 people, with a further 1,294 people reported to be missing.  So far just 28 people have been rescued alive.

The BBC has published an image of the lower part of the slide:

Note the water flooding the lower storey of the buildings in the background.