China Underground > China News > Massive sinkhole kills 4 people in China

Massive sinkhole kills 4 people in China

Four people died swallowed by a sinkhole in Dazhou, Sichuan province, despite attempts to rescue them.

According to the national media, the hole opened up around 2.30 p.m.

Two people died after being recovered from the pit, in a local hospital.

Efforts to save the other two victims, father and son, have not been successful.

According to the authorities, the two were trapped at 10 meters depth, two meters beyond the capacity of the equipment supplied to rescuers.

The biggest problem was caused by a large amount of soil and debris. More than 40 firefighters were involved in the rescue attempt.

The causes of the collapse of the sidewalk are not yet known.

The pit covers an area of ​​about 10 square meters.

“When we arrived,” the rescuers said, “the affected area was not very large, only a couple of meters deep and wide, but during the relief process, the area collapsed again, sinking two more meters. “

The presence of high voltage cables and water pipes has made the operations even more complicated.

Source: CNN

Post Author

Subscribe to China Underground and get the free magazine 'Planet China'

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to our terms and conditions.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.


US / China trade war and Brexit threaten global economic growth, according to the IMF

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in ‘US telecoms company’


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enable Notifications OK No thanks