China races against time for landslide rescue work in Yunnan

2024-01-24 ECNS App Download

A landslide that occurred on Monday in southwest China's Yunnan Province has resulted in 31 deaths as of Tuesday evening, as all-out rescue efforts and post-disaster work are still ongoing, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, more than 10 people are still missing. In addition, 918 people from 223 families have been urgently relocated for their safety. 

As of Tuesday evening, over 1,000 personnel have been mobilized by governments at various levels for rescue operations, supported by 81 rescue dogs. 

In addition, more than 150 items of heavy machinery, including excavators, loaders and large transport vehicles, have been deployed in the rescue effort. Six professional search and rescue teams were stationed on-site, utilizing technologies such as radar life detectors, audio and video detectors, drones, and search dogs to conduct rescue operations in three different areas.  

(Reported by Du Xiaoxiao, Han Shuainan, Liu Ranyang; Edited by Wang Xiaoting)



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