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China: Second landslide in Sichuan province June 27 /update 1

A second landslide strikes Xinmo in Sichuan province on June 27 hampering ongoing rescue operations for deadly June 24 landslide

27 juin 09h12 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 27/6/2017, 12h00 until 27/6/2017, 11h59 (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Sichuan province

Event

A second landslide struck the village of Xinmo, Sichuan province, at around 11:00 (local time) on Tuesday, June 27, as rescue operations were still ongoing to find people still missing following the June 24 landslide that occurred in the village. No casualties have been reported so far in the second incident.

Context

On June 24, a first deadly landslide in Xinmo left dozens of homes destroyed and many feared dead. As of Monday, June 26, only three people had been rescued and ten bodies recovered. Some 93 people are feared to be buried.

Deadly landslides occur frequently in China. In October 2016, a deadly landslide hit China's Zhejiang province, killing 27 people. Rain brought by Typhoon Megi caused about 400,000 cubic meters (141,258,667 cubic feet) of debris to tumble down the mountains of the village of Sucun (Suichang county) on September 28, burying 20 houses.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected region are advised to monitor the situation and follow all instructions issued by local authorities.

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