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China Landslide Update: Waste Dump In Shenzhen Was Ordered Closed But Stayed Open, Dozens Still Missing

Date of Release: 
Dec 21 2015

The waste dump that led to a disastrous landslide Sunday in the Chinese industrial city of Shenzhen was ordered closed five months ago but continued to operate illegally, the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong reported Monday. The landslide, which destroyed at least 33 buildings and left at least 91 people missing, came after a series of ignored warnings and poor construction practices.

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