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Death toll from mountain landslide in southwest China rises to 19

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A mountain landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan province has killed 19 people and injured five others, the administration of the city of Leshan said on Monday.

The landslide hit a state-owned forestry enterprise in Jinkouhe, near the city of Leshan, on Sunday around 06:00 p.m. local time (22:00 GMT). After the incident, rescuers and special equipment quickly arrived on the scene, Leshan authorities said.

“As of 20:00 [12:00 GMT] on June 4, search and rescue operations were completed, as a result of a mountain landslide 19 people died and 5 were slightly injured,” the authorities said.

The causes of the incident are currently being investigated.

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