Related News

Home » Nation

One more body recovered from massive China landslide as rescue continues

THE death toll from a massive landslide in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality one week ago has risen to 10 after rescuers recovered one more body yesterday, sources with the rescue headquarters said today.

Among the dead are seven men and three women, an unnamed official with the rescue headquarters said without giving further details.

He said 62 people remained missing as of today.

Two of the eight injured had been discharged from the hospital and the others remained in stable condition, he said.

Rescuers continued their efforts to search for survivors and drain a lake formed by the landslide.

The lake posed great danger to the underground shaft where 27 miners were trapped, said the official.

They are about 150 to 200 meters below ground. The air and a small amount of water in the mine could support them for five to seven days.

Two pumps have been used to drain the lake since yesterday and the lake's water level has lowered.

The landslide buried two entrances of the Jiwei Mountain mine, an iron ore plant, and 12 houses in Tiekuang Township, Wulong County, about 170 kilometers to southeast of Chongqing.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend