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China: Landslide: 2008/09/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/09/08
Country or District China
Event Type Landslide
Outline At least 26 people were killed on 8 September 2008 in a rain-triggered mud-rock flow that caused the collapse of a warehouse holding waste ore dregs in north China's Shanxi Province, said the provincial work safety supervision bureau.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua News 2008/09/15
The death toll has risen to 254, 151 of whom have been identified. The 34 injured, four seriously, were being treated in hospital.

Xinhua News 2008/09/10
The death toll from a rain-triggered mud-rock flow in north China\'s Shanxi Province rose to 128 as of 5 p.m. on 10 September 2008, the local rescue headquarters said. 2008/09/09
Thirty-four people have been killed after a mud and rock slide caused a warehouse in north China to collapse, China\'s state-run news agency reported Tuesday.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/09/08
N China mud-rock flow death toll hits 26