Seven killed, nine missing in China landslides

Last Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 19:47

Beijing: Seven people were killed and nine others have gone missing in two mudslides triggered by flash floods in southwest China`s Yunnan Province.

Five people were washed away and several houses were flatted last evening in Dongshan Village, according to the county government of Yongsheng.

Three bodies have been found. More than 200 rescuers are searching for the two missing.
Relief goods such as food and quilts have been sent to the affected areas, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

In Ludian County, four people were killed and seven others were reported missing after a rainstorm-triggered mudslide.

A continuous downpour has battered the Ludian County, leading to torrential floods and mudslides in many areas, said the Ludian County government.

Longtoushan and Lehong townships are the worst hit townships in the County.
Rescuers have rushed to search for the missing people.

Local governments have initiated an emergency rescue and allocated relief goods to the disaster-hit regions.

PTI

First Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 19:47

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