Terrifying footage shows moment landslide reduced four-story building to rubble in seconds in China

Terrifying footage shows moment landslide reduced four-story building to rubble in seconds in China

I doubt if China will need any help from the United States to deal with this, but the poor people caught up in this disaster could certainly use your prayers.

Credit: CCTV News

Credit: CCTV News

Terrifying footage has emerged showing the moment a landslide struck a building, burying it underneath a sea of mud in southern China.

The landslide left 27 people missing and triggered a gas explosion on Sunday after it hit an industrial park in the city of Shenzhen late morning.

One video captures the moment it struck what appears to be a four-storey building, reducing it to rubble in a matter of seconds.

In total, it buried 22 residential and industrial buildings, including two worker dormitories, under a mass of red earth and mud, state media reported.

More than 1,500 emergency workers were involved in the rescue, with Xinhua news agency reporting three injured and 27 still missing on Sunday evening. It was unclear whether there had been any fatalities.

A woman surnamed Hu told the Shenzhen Evening News she saw her father buried by earth in his own truck.

‘It’s been hours after he was buried, and we are quite worried,’ she said.

Who expects to get hit with a mudslide out of the blue? Especially one that’s so massive that it tears through buildings like tissue paper? Those poor people.

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