Landslide crashes into wooden houses in central China

Landslide crashes into wooden houses in central China

A ferocious landslide swept through a village in central China's Hunan Province on July 17, 2016. The slide destroyed all 14 houses located at the bottom of the mountain, causing traffic to be shut down. Video released by Chinese state media (CCTV) showed the…

20 missing after landslide hits southwest China’s Guizhou Province

20 missing after landslide hits southwest China’s Guizhou Province

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried 29 people in southwest China's Guizhou Province. According to the local government, the landslide happened around 05:30 local time on Friday, July 1, 2016 (21:30 UTC on June 30) in Pianpo village, near the city of…

Large landslide in China leaves at least 34 people dead, 4 missing

Large landslide in China leaves at least 34 people dead, 4 missing

A large landslide triggered by heavy rain hit China's southeastern Fujian province on Sunday, May 8, 2016. As of mid-Monday, May 9, the death toll has risen to 34, with 4 people still missing, state media said. Preliminary data showed that 7 people were rescued….

Deadly rockslide in southern China under investigation

Deadly rockslide in southern China under investigation

A large rockslide at Fude village in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in southern China, occurred on the morning of February 8, 2016 (local time). 6 people died when a two-storey building collapsed, Xinhua reported. All the deaths occurred in a building which was…

Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Heavy rainfalls have triggered torrential flooding across parts of southern, eastern and central China as of November 13, 2015. A huge landslide in eastern China killed 25 people and left 21 missing while, in total, over 200 000 people have been affected by extreme…

Large landslide hits the village of Lidong, eastern China

Large landslide hits the village of Lidong, eastern China

​A large landslide triggered by heavy rains burried nearly 30 homes in China's Zhejiang Province on the evening of November 13, 2015. On Sunday, November 15, local authorities said the death toll has risen to 21, with 16 people still missing. Only one person…

Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall, floods and landslides hit south-western China

Heavy rainfall has been affecting south-western China (provinces of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan) causing floods and landslides since August 16, 2015. The worst affected is Sichuan province where 141 mm (5.55 inches) of rain was measured in Nanchong during