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Landslide In Southwest China: Death Toll Rises To 31; 7 Million Dollars Put To Disaster Relief

A total of 47 individuals were trapped. Located in the province’s chilly mountainous area, where snowfall lasts for many days, the rescue site is still heavily dusted with snow.

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Landslide in Southwest China

According to local authorities on Tuesday, the number of people killed in a landslide that occurred in the hilly Yunnan region of southwest China has risen to 31, while numerous others are still unaccounted for. A landslide that devastated a community in Zhenxiong County, Yunnan Province, southwest China on Monday resulted in the confirmation of 31 deaths.

47 people trapped

A total of 47 individuals were trapped. Located in the province’s chilly mountainous area, where snowfall lasts for many days, the rescue site is still heavily dusted with snow.

At the scene, more than a thousand rescue personnel were conducting search and rescue operations with the aid of 120 vehicles, including loaders, excavators, and transport trucks, and 45 rescue dogs. To look for the missing, up to 33 fire engines and ten loading cranes were called into action.

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Rescue work underway followed by the landslide in China

For the rescue effort, the administration has also sent out militias and the armed forces. In Zhenxiong County, 104 militia members in all were also called into action.

After the landslide, the Provincial Commission for Disaster Reduction promptly launched Level-III emergency response for disaster relief. However, the Ministry of Emergency Management elevated the emergency response level to the second-highest level.

According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, the ministry sent teams to the disaster-affected area to direct the rescue and relief efforts.

7 Million dollars put to disaster relief

According to the report, the Chinese government has set aside 50 million Yuan, or roughly USD 7 million, to support emergency rescue and disaster relief efforts. These efforts will concentrate on search and rescue, evacuating affected individuals, identifying secondary disasters, repairing damaged homes, and other areas.

The collapse of a steep cliff-top area caused the landslide, according to the preliminary findings of an expert group’s research, according to Wu Junyao, Director of Zhaotong’s Natural Resources and Planning Bureau.

According to the report, he stated that the collapsed mass measured roughly 60 meters in height and 100 meters in width, with an average thickness of about 6 meters. Local authorities are helping those impacted by the disaster by making sure the right kind of support and compensation procedures are in place.