In pictures: From Shenzhen to Linfen, a deadly history of unnatural disasters in mainland China

Friends console distraught Huang Fuxuan as the body of her mother is found at the site of a rain-triggered mudslide in Xiangfen county, Shanxi county, in 2008. Photo: Reuters

Here we highlight six major catastrophes to haunt the mainland since 2008 – disasters in which hundreds of people paid the ultimate price