13 people lost their connection in the sudden mountain collapse of Chengdu-Kunming Railway

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 13 people lost their connection in the sudden mountain collapse of Chengdu-Kunming Railway


Updated at 15:47 on August 14, 2019

Chengdu Railway Administration of China: Some rescuers lost contact in the collapse of high rock mass on Chengdu-Kunming Railway

CCTV reporters learned from China Railway Chengdu Bureau Group Co., Ltd. that at 12:44 noon on August 14, affected by continuous rainfall in some parts of Sichuan Province, tens of thousands of high-level rock masses suddenly collapsed between Lianghong and Aidai stations on the Chengdu-Kunming Railway in Ganluo County, Liangshan Prefecture, and the line was interrupted again, resulting in the loss of contact of some rescuers on the scene. The exact number is being verified. After the disaster happened, the railway department immediately started the level I response, quickly organized forces, and jointly with local fire fighters to carry out rescue efforts. At present, the mountain body is still collapsing, which has a great impact on rescue work.

Distribution at 14:48 on August 14, 2019

Some lines of Chengdu-Kunming Railway were buried or casualties caused by landslides

At noon on August 14, in Ganluo County, Liangshan, Sichuan Province, a landslide occurred in a hillside between Lianghong and Aidai on Chengdu-Kunming Railway. The line was buried or there were casualties. The specific situation is being further verified by journalists.

The Chengdu-Kunming Railway has been affected by heavy rain and debris flow since July. The Lianghong-Aidai section is under repeated emergency construction, and the Chengdu-Xichang section has not resumed the operation of passenger trains. (CCTV reporter Zheng Boyanni) Source of this article: CCTV responsible editor: Wang Xiaoyi_NE0011

The Chengdu-Kunming Railway has been affected by heavy rain and debris flow since July. The Lianghong-Aidai section is under repeated emergency construction, and the Chengdu-Xichang section has not resumed the operation of passenger trains.

(CCTV reporter Zheng Boyani)