More than 100 Trapped in China Landslide

From AFP:

More than 100 people were buried or trapped in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in southwest China on Monday, a local official said, in the latest weather-related disaster to hit the nation.

State television showed rescuers searching through a huge mudslide and what appeared to be concrete rubble in the village of Dazhai in Guizhou province, and a reporter said workers had still not found any signs of life.

“One hundred and seven people from 37 families were trapped or buried,” an official in Guanling county emergencies office told AFP, adding that the number of casualties was not yet known.

“It’s raining hard, making the rescue work difficult,” said the official, surnamed Wang.

June 28, 2010 7:28 AM
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