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44 dead following landslide in Southwest China

44 individuals found dead after a landslide in Zhenxiong, China. Rescue efforts cease as all missing persons have been confirmed deceased.



CHINA – As of 8 pm local time on Thursday (25 Jan), local authorities have confirmed a grim outcome to the search for 44 missing individuals after a devastating landslide struck Zhenxiong county in Southwest China’s Yunnan province.

The landslide, which occurred on Monday (22 Jan) at approximately 6 am local time in Liangshui village, buried 18 houses under tons of earth and debris.

Since the tragic incident, extensive search and rescue operations have been underway, with teams tirelessly combing through the rubble in hopes of finding survivors.

However, hopes were dashed as officials announced that all 44 missing persons, including men, women, and children, had been located, but tragically, all have been confirmed deceased.

The roads leading to the disaster area have now been reopened, and power and communication systems have been restored to normal functioning.

Authorities have also ensured the provision of adequate living supplies to those affected by the disaster.

In the aftermath of the landslide, attention has turned to disaster monitoring and post-disaster disposal efforts.

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