1 July 2014

Zhaotong City: a new landslide video

Posted by Dave Petley

Zhaotong City landslide

The onset of the rainy season is China is, as usual, being marked by an increase in landslides.  A number of news agencies have been carrying this footage of a slide occurring at Tuohe village in Daguan County, Zhaotong City in Yunnan Province on Saturday afternoon:

The landslide buried four local people, three of whom died.  The heavy rains have also led to the death of a panda in Sichuan Province, apparently having been caught in a landslide, and to a landslide in Yunnan Province yesterday that killed two people and left a further 13 people missing.