Monday, 30 June 2014

At least one dead after Yunnan landslide.

One person is known to have died and at least 15 more are missing following a landslide at Latudi in Fugong County in Yunnan Province, China, at about 9.00 am local time on Monday 30 June 2013. Two other people were reportedly injured in the incident which reportedly occurred at a brickworks (presumably a brick-clay extraction site).

Rescue workers at the scene of the 30 June 2014 Fugong County landslide. Zhong Xin/China News Service.

The incident reportedly occurred following several days of persistent heavy rainfall in Yunnan, which has led to several flash flooding incidents as well as a number of fatalities across the province. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall.

The approximate location of the 30 June 2014 Fugong County landslide. Google Maps.

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