A large rockslide hit Baiyan Community in Bijie City, Guizhou, China on May 8, 2022, leaving 1 person dead and 2 others missing.
According to local officials, an estimated 25 000 cubic meters (882 800 cubic feet) of rock detached from a steep mountain scarp, and there is another 10 000 m3 of rock considered in a dangerous state.
The mountain had been identified as a hazardous area, with all nearby homes relocated 4 years ago.
However, some people were still farming in the foothills, South China Morning Post reports.
1 person was found dead while 2, a couple that moved to the area a few years ago, are still missing.
“It was about 800 m [2 620 feet] tall. They wouldn’t have had enough time to escape as it collapsed in just one minute,” their son said.
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