20 DIE IN CHINA LANDSLIDE
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on January 23, 2024
Hope dims for dozens buried under a landslide in China’s southwest as the confirmed death toll reaches 20. The pre-dawn disaster, which struck Zhenxiong County in Yunnan province, swallowed 18 homes and forced the evacuation of over 200 people.
More than 30 agonizing hours have passed since the earth tore loose, leaving 24 individuals missing under the debris. Rescue workers tirelessly battle against time and sub-zero temperatures, clinging to the ever-thinning hope of finding survivors.
With each passing moment, the harsh reality of the situation intensifies. The brutal cold further threatens the lives of those trapped, adding a layer of urgency to the already desperate rescue efforts. Families wait with agonizing uncertainty, clinging to the sliver of hope that their loved ones may yet be found alive.
Authorities have deployed over 200 rescue workers, dozens of fire engines, and specialized equipment to sift through the wreckage. Their desperate fight against time continues, a stark reminder of the immense devastation inflicted by this tragedy.
The landslide, attributed to rising rain and melting snow in the mountainous region, serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable power of nature. As the rescue operation unfolds, the focus remains on locating survivors and providing support to those who have lost loved ones and homes.
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Source: Jordan105.5fm News Bulletin.