WATCH: Chilling Cell Phone Footage Shows Exact Moment A Massive Landslide Crushes Buildings To Dust In China

21/12/2015 1:46 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 8:40 PM IST
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Footage from what appeared to be a cell phone camera showed the moment a massive landslide swept through an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday.

At least 91 people are missing a day after a mountain of soil buried or damaged 33 buildings in the industrial park in Shenzhen, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong that makes products used around the world ranging from cellphones to cars, AP reported.

Aerial photos on the microblog of the Public Security Ministry's Firefighting Bureau showed the area awash in a sea of red mud, with several buildings either knocked on their side or collapsed entirely.

Posts on the microblog said mud had thoroughly infused many of the buildings, leaving the "room of survival extremely small."

The cellphone camera video of the noontime Sunday disaster run by CCTV showed the massive wall of debris slamming into the buildings and sending up huge plumes of dust.

Nearly 1,500 people were involved in the rescue efforts, aided by 151 cranes, backhoes and other construction equipment, along with rescue dogs and specialized life-detecting equipment.

  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by Qin Chuan; Zhang Zhao/sznews.com/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of a landslide in Liuxi industrial park on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. A landslide hit Shenzhen causing 22 to collapse. At least 7 people have been rescued and 27 others are still missing. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
  • Landslide Causes Collapse In Shenzhen
    ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
    SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) An aerial view of a landslide at Liuxi industrial park on December 21, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

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