Suspect in Shenzhen landslide surrenders to police

Updated: 2016-01-16 23:41


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SHENZHEN -- One of the suspects at large following the deadly Shenzhen landslide has surrendered to police, according to the Shenzhen police on Saturday.

Lin Xixiao gave himself up to the police in Fuqing city, Fujian Province, about 800 km northeast of Shenzhen, Saturday afternoon.

The Shenzhen Public Security Bureau urged the other two suspects Long Renfu and Wang Minghui to turn themselves in, warning whoever shield the suspects shall be held legally liable.

The landslide occurred on Dec. 20 when a huge waste pile collapsed and left 69 people dead and eight people missing in the southern Chinese city.

A total of 18 people have been arrested so far.