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Mudslide Buries Chemical Factory in China

Posted by feww on April 22, 2010

Landslide Kills at least 8 People in Jiande City China

Initial reports of how and when the two female and six male workers were killed are conflicting. In fact the number of the victims could be higher.

The following bulletins were broadcast by the official Xinhua news agency.  The worrying aspect of their reporting is the change in the cause of deaths:

Seven killed in east China landslide

English.news.cn 2010-04-21 00:27:00
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-04/21/c_13260201.htm

HANGZHOU, April 20 (Xinhua) — Seven people were killed in a landslide in east China’s Zhejiang Province Tuesday, local authorities said.

The landslide buried part of a factory at 2:30 p.m. in Daciyan town, Jiande city, trapping six men and two women workers, said Yan Weihua, of the publicity department of Jiande Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China.

The seven died during medical treatment.

One worker, who was pulled from the debris late Tuesday, was still receiving emergency treatment in hospital.

The workers were employed in Jinkai Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., which was located at the foot of a hill.  Editor: yan

And a later bulletin read:

Eight confirmed dead in east China landslide

English.news.cn 2010-04-21 08:50:56
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-04/21/c_13260635.htm

HANGZHOU, April 21 (Xinhua) — The eight people buried in a landslide in east China’s Zhejiang Province Tuesday have been confirmed dead, a doctor said Wednesday morning.

The doctor with the No.3 People’s Hospital in Jiande City told Xinhua that all of the eight people had been already dead when they were sent to hospital, with their mouths full of mud and sand.

The landslide buried part of a factory at 2:30 p.m. in Daciyan Town, Jiande City, trapping six men and two women workers, said Yan Weihua, of the publicity department of Jiande Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China.

The workers were employed by Jinkai Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., which was located at the foot of a hill.  Editor: Lin Zhi

Related Links:

  • Landslides [Index page for landslides and related links]

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