Landslide buries Mirage Hotel in China’s Hubei Province

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15 people were trapped after a landslide hit a part of Mirage Hotel in Chengguan town of Nanzhang County, central China's Hubei province around 11:30 UTC (19:30 CST) on January 20, 2017.

According to Xinhua, rescue workers have pulled five survivors from the debris of the three-storey building, of whom two died in hospital. 10 people are still missing.

Firefighters in charge of the investigation said around 3 000 cubic meters of debris slid down a slope behind the hotel, trapping hotel workers and guests on the first floor.

Mirage Hotel landslide, Nanzhang County, Hubei Province, China - January 20, 2017

Credit: Xinhua

There was no heavy rain in this region over the past couple of days and the cause of the collapse is under investigation.

Credit: Xinhua

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