Disastrous landslide burying dozens in Shenzhen likely caused by piled up soil from construction work
Dozens of people are missing after a landslide engulfed 22 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. [...]
Local media reported that the soil that came loose had been dug up in the past two years in construction work and was piled up nearby.
A statement on Weibo from the Shenzhen municipal government said the landslide had also triggered an explosion at a nearby gas station.
A landslide in the country's Zhejiang province in November killed at least 25 people.
"Shenzhen's fire brigade said it was working to free other trapped people - state media say 59 remain missing. Two workers' dormitories are among the affected buildings."It's been a rough few months in the news for China lately:Following warehouse explosion, three new high-rises in Tianjin... View full entry
bracket [goes soft]: GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing
In anticipation of this week's event, Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT], we are showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday! GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing Jared Winchester / Viktor Ramos “Landslides and other ‘ground... View full entry