Media: a group of 142 of tourists left the area landslide in China on the eve of the tragedy
It is reported that the tourists were in the nearby national Park Sunbingo.
BEIJING, June 25. /TASS/. 142 a group of tourists managed to leave the area of landslide near the town of Desi (South-Western Sichuan province, China) on the eve of the tragedy. On Sunday, reported China Central television.
Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after #LANDSLIDE https://t.co/r5m6znpzyM
— GridPointWeather (@gridpointwx) 25 Jun 2017
According to him, the tourists were in the nearby national Park Sunbingo. “To date, the connection 142 with all the tourists. According to the previously received information, they had already left the area of the incident,” — said at a press conference, a representative of the local authorities.
#Rescue Efforts Continue as More Personnel Arrive at #Landslide Site in Southwest China.#SichuanLandslide pic.twitter.com/hP9SdVHL6A
— CCTV+ (@CCTV_Plus) 25 Jun 2017
The landslide came down on June 24 in the village of Sigma in the town of Desi (South-Western Sichuan province) at approximately 06:00 local time (01:00 GMT). Three hours later in the same area there was a gathering of the second landslide. According to experts, in total shifted down about 8 thousand cubic meters of soil.
15 found dead in SW China #landslide buring 120 https://t.co/M7cPKsFQ2W pic.twitter.com/B9v3vFZgDA
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) 25 Jun 2017
According to recent reports, rescue officials confirmed the death of 15 people, and another 118 are missing.