Drone footage shows panorama of Shenzhen landslide

Drone footage shows the devastation at the site of landslide in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Nearly 3000 rescue workers have been mobilized to search for 85 people still missing after Sunday’s disaster.

The number of people missing has been revised down compared with the earlier figure of 91.

The landslide covered an area of 380,000 square meters in 10 meters of silt, with 33 buildings buried or damaged.

The tragedy occurred at a quarry-turned-dump. Though the exact cause is unclear, some geologists say with the build-up of size, the pile of waste could get unstable.

Some locals say heavy trucks have been transporting silt and waste at the site for two years, causing noise and pollution.

Shenzhen authorities have launched a comprehensive safety overhaul of seven other construction waste dumps in the city.

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