CHINA No casualties reported in suburban Beijing landslide

CHINA

No casualties reported in suburban Beijing landslide

By Han Xiaomeng | People's Daily app

12:33, August 12, 2018

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(Photos: CCTV News)

No casualties or damage were reported from a landslide in Beijing's suburban Fangshan District on Saturday, media reported.

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Officials from the Beijing Commission of Transport and rescuers found debris from a mountain and halted traffic minutes before the landslide Saturday morning during rush hour.

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Experts said they expect more landslides because of substantial amounts of unstable areas. A contingency plan calls for round-the-clock inspections in the area. They advised people to avoid traveling near Beijing's mountainous suburban areas in the rainy season.

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Small drones have been dispatched to collect data on the range and quantity of the landslide.

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Ministry of Natural Resources experts are studying how to prevent a repeat of similar incidents. 

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