Shenzhen landslide was a matter of time, firms say
After the deadly landslide of a man made mountain of dirt that buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen, companies involved and workers at the site say that flagrant violations of safety regulations made the landfill a ticking time bomb.
On December 20, a massive landslide occurred at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city. The ground under a dirt pile of about 100m (328 ft) collapsed, and a wave of dirt rushed over an area of over 60,000 sqm (645,000 sq ft), covering it in 6m (20 ft) of mud, according to geological experts talking to Xinhua.
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