Landslides in Southwest China Kill 14; 42 missing

Landslides in Southwest China Kill 14; 42 missing

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Beijing, July 24, 2019:

At least 14 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and rescuers are still looking for 42 others who are missing, Chinese officials said.

A landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused at least 13 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng county.

More than 800 rescuers have been scouring the area, where continuous rainfall and the mountain's steep slopes have hampered search efforts.

One person died and six others are unaccounted for after an earlier landslide hit a village in Hezhang county in Guizhou of China on Tuesday afternoon. The landslide happened at a highway construction site, the Xinhua state news agency reported.

Meanwhile, landslides have also hit other South Asian countries such as India and Nepal and countless lives have been lost due to natural disasters this year.

Meanwhile in Nepal, at least 11 people were killed, while two others went missing, after landslide triggered by incessant rain (/search?query=rain)s, buried houses in Nepal's western district of Gulmi on Tuesday, police said.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 25, 2019