More than 250 landslides were reported in Hong Kong last year, the highest number for a decade. Photo: Felix Wong

Highest number of landslides in a decade reported in Hong Kong last year – but don’t blame Typhoon Mangkhut says Geotechnical Engineering Office

  • Recorded rainfall is deciding factor for landslides, says deputy head of office in charge of upkeep of Hong Kong’s slopes
  • Urbanisation, slope degradation and extreme weather all led to increased risk as government to use HK$1 billion annually to prevent landslides
Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

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More than 250 landslides were reported in Hong Kong last year, the highest number for a decade. Photo: Felix Wong
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