Enormous landslide swallows up 22 buildings and at least 41 people in Shenzhen

22 buildings and at least 41 people have been swallowed up by an enormous landslide in the industrial park Liuxi in Shenzhen, southern China.

The landslide triggrered the explosion of a gas station which probably led to the destruction of buildings and homes. 1’500 rescuers are on site clearing debris and searching for victims.

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Aftermath of the enormous landslide in Shenzhen, China on December 20, 2015.

Look at this building… It collapses like a sand castle:

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Rescuers are now trying to find survivors

A nearby section of China’s major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded. Apocalypse now:

The enormous landslide took place on December 20, 2015. at 11:40 local time (6:40 MSK) in the industrial park Liuxi (“Lucy”).

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The landslide destroyed 22 buildings and swallowed up to 41 people.
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What an apocalyptical view.

And when you look at this landslide from above… Insane:

Four people who were trapped in buildings toppled by a landslide have been rescued in Shenzhen City in south China’s Guangdong Province on Sunday.

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The giant landslide also broke a gas pipeline as well as a gas station.
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It is still unknown how big is the landslide in Shenzhen. But I would say it is gigantic.

The landslide hit the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province burying 22 buildings and leaving 41 people missing.

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Building destruction after the lanslide struck in Shenzhen.

Thousands of rescuers are looking for survivors after the landslide struck Shenzhen’s Hengtaiyu industrial park.

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Buildings weren’t strong enough to resist.
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OMG that is creepy.

For my Chinese friends and followers:

Four people have been rescued from the debris, with three sustaining minor injuries.

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Hopefully more survivors will be found by the rescue crews in Shenzhen.

Look at this link for a live update of the situation after this terrible landslide engulfed an industrial park in Shenzhen.

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