In a tragic incident, twenty people have been confirmed dead, and 24 are still missing following a landslide in the remote, mountainous region of Liangshui village in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan. The landslide occurred just before 6 a.m. on Monday, prompting immediate search and rescue operations. Unfortunately, the efforts were temporarily suspended due to another landslide alert, but authorities have now resumed the operation.
The affected area is in a remote part of Yunnan province, making the rescue operations challenging. Over 1,000 rescuers are actively involved in the efforts, working against freezing temperatures and falling snow. Despite the harsh conditions, two survivors were successfully rescued on Monday.
The Ministry of Emergency Management is coordinating the rescue operations, emphasizing the urgency and complexity of the situation. Landslides are not uncommon in mountainous regions, and the difficult terrain poses significant challenges for both rescue teams and affected communities.
As the search for the missing individuals continues, the focus is on providing immediate assistance to those impacted by the landslide. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of certain regions to natural disasters, and the importance of effective emergency response and preparedness in such situations.