Thursday, 20 August 2015

At least 13 killed in landslide in southwest China

Thirteen people have been killed in a village in southwestern China after heavy rain created a huge landslide.

Eleven people are also missing in the village near Luzhou in Sichuan province.

Police and firefighters are searching through the mud and rubble for survivors, the report said.

Photographs showed debris and earth piled up to two-metres high and a bus partly buried in mud.

Warning signs have been set up along several roads in the area with slopes in danger of collapsing.

Villagers whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the landslide on Monday have been housed in temporary shelters or are staying with friends or relatives, the report said.

Twelve of the bodies have been identified.

The village struck by the landslide houses member of the Miao ethnic minority group.

At least 28 people were killed in flooding and landslides in Sichuan province last month.

Thursday 20 August 2015


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