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  • br At least people were killed and eight

    2019-05-15


    At least 69 people were killed and eight others were missing after a landslide in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong, on Dec 20, 2015. Unlike most landslides triggered by high-intensity rainfall or earthquakes, this orexin receptor antagonist disaster was man-made and triggered by the collapse of a construction waste disposal site. This landslide highlights the health implications of both disaster resilience and waste management during rapid urbanisation in developing countries. From 2000 to 2015, more than 3400 people were killed and over 2 million were otherwise affected by landslides in China. The immediate injuries included blunt trauma, crushing, asphyxiation, and drowning. Victims are vascular parenchyma more likely to have mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, or major depressive episodes. After the landslide in Shenzhen, more than 300 medical workers and 50 mental health professionals were actively involved in the disaster relief and recovery work, but the long-term mortality, morbidity, and mental health implications are still unknown.