14 people die and 3 more were injured by landslide at a construction site in southwest China

Beijing.- A landslide at a construction site in southwest China, caused the death of 14 people and 3 others were injured, according to official reports on Tuesday.

The cause of the landslide recorded Monday night in the town of Bijie, in Guizhou province, is being investigated, they added.

The workers were building a training center for a hospital at the time of the landslide. Guizhou’s inland mountainous region is one of the least developed in the country.

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More than 1,000 people joined the search operation and rescue overnight, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Workplace accidents are a recurring problem in China as a result of cuts by managers, poor enforcement of safety standards and deterioration of infrastructures.

One of the worst accidents on record in China It was the explosion of a chemical warehouse in the port city of Tianjin in 2015, which left 173 dead, mostly firefighters and policemen.

Earthquakes in China

Just two days ago, at least 22 people were injured Sunday in a shallow earthquake in southwest China, which shook the resort town of Lijiang, according to state media.

The 5.4 magnitude tremor with a depth of 38 km occurred near the border that separates the Yunan and Sichuan provinces, according to the United States Geophysical Institute (USGS).

According to the local earthquake agency, 22 people were injured, two of them seriously, in Ningland County.

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China is routinely hit by earthquakes, especially in the west and southwest.

This is how today’s earthquake was experienced in China