Landslide blocks tunnel, buries dormitory in Yunnan, China


A landslide destroyed a staff dormitory and blocked off a tunnel in China on September 3.

Footage shows the landslide, which lasted for more than a minute, burying a portion of a staff dormitory near Section A4 of the Dayong Expressway in Zhaotong City, Yunnan province. Fallen rubble also covered several vehicles and a nearby tunnel that was under construction.

According to the Yongshan County Emergency Management Bureau, there were no casualties as occupants of the employee dormitory were able to evacuate immediately.

Cleanup operations are now underway to remove the debris.