The Chinese government has ordered immediate rescue efforts following the landslide in the city of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, Xinhua reported. Police received a report of the landslide at 11:40 a.m., according to Xinhua, and more than 700 people are searching the debris for signs of life.
On Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:40am, a landslide occurred about 30 km west of Fenggang, location of our DG Eastek Manufacturing Campus in Guangdong District, Shenzhen.
Rescuers have been searching for survivors following the landslide in Shenzhen since Sunday December 20, 2015.
91 people are missing, a total of 33 buildings were buried or destroyed in the industrial park, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong that makes products used around the world from cellphones to cars.
From news sources, so far the landslide was a man-caused disaster, the earth covered about 100,000 square meters land. The landslide also broke a pipeline and caused a natural gas explosion. According to reports, the place of origin was an old quarry and was approved by the government to be a construction earth-dumping site at the foot of a hill and over the years, the height of the earth dumped accumulated to about 100 to 150 meters. When the weight and height were more than they were supposed to be, the accumulated earth finally collapsed and generated the landslide.
We wanted to inform our employees and customers that our DG Manufacturing Campus has not been affected by this. We are glad to report our employees, our facilities, and our customers’ products are all safe and accounted for. We will update as more information is provided.