Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 24 (Xinhua) - At about 21:20 pm on July 23, a huge landslide occurred in Chagou Formation of Pingdi Village, Jichang Town, Shuicheng County, Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, causing 21 houses to be buried. Up to now, 11 people have died and 42 have been lost.
After the disaster, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, attached great importance to it and gave important instructions, demanding that all efforts be made to search for and rescue the trapped persons, and to do a good job in the rehabilitation of the wounded, the resettlement of the affected people, and the comfort of the families of the victims. We should pay attention to scientific rescue, do a good job of danger monitoring and prevent secondary disasters. Xi Jinping emphasized that since the flood season this year, there have been heavy rainfall in some places, severe flood control situation and more hidden dangers of natural disasters. In the spirit of being extremely responsible to the people, relevant departments in various regions should actively organize their efforts, carefully investigate hidden dangers, strengthen forecasting and early warning, strengthen disaster prevention and earnestly implement their work responsibilities. We should protect the lives and property of the people.
Li Keqiang, Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, gave instructions to reduce casualties as much as possible, thoroughly investigate potential security hazards in the surrounding areas, and do a good job in preventing new geological disasters and secondary disasters. The Emergency Management Department, together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and other departments, will send a joint working group to the scene to guide and assist the local authorities in their efforts to rescue. At present, it is the key stage of the main flood season of the seven bottom eight top season. We should urge all localities to give one example to the other and effectively strengthen the prevention of mountain torrents, landslides, debris flows and other disasters.
According to Xi Jinpings instructions and Li Keqiangs request, the Ministry of Emergency Management and the Ministry of Natural Resources have sent a joint working group to the local area to guide the relief work. The State Health and Health Commission has sent the national emergency medical rescue team to the disaster area to carry out medical treatment. Guizhou Province and Liupanshui City have organized emergency, public security, natural resources and health services. Health and other rescue forces carried out search and rescue at the scene. At present, all kinds of work are under way in an orderly and tense manner.