One particular person is killed and others are lacking after a landslide in southeastern Alaska

One person is killed and others are missing after a landslide in southeastern Alaska

One particular person is lifeless and others are believed to be lacking after a landslide Monday night time in Alaska.

The Division of Public Security stated three houses had been within the path of the landslide that occurred simply earlier than 9 p.m. on the Zimovia Freeway close to Wrangell in southeast Alaska.

“A number of people are believed to have been throughout the slide zone when the landslide occurred and are believed to be lacking,” officers stated. “Alaska State Troopers are main the search and rescue efforts.”

Authorities are urging folks to keep away from the slide zone as a consequence of the potential of extra landslides, and a few have been requested to evacuate the realm.

Floor searches had been briefly halted so a geologist might assess the slide for security, however aerial searches might proceed, the assertion stated.

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