China Landslide Leaves 21 Missing Amid Floods

Heavy rains triggered a massive landslide in Sichuan province. From the Associated Press:

A landslide caused by rains in southern China left 21 people missing Tuesday, adding to a growing death toll from China’s worst flood season in a decade, which is expected to worsen with heavy rains forecast across the country.

Rescuers searched for 21 people missing after a landslide in Hanyuan County in China’s southern province of Sichuan on Tuesday morning, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Rocks and mud buried 58 homes and about 4,000 villagers were evacuated from their homes.

Floods this year have already killed at least 823 people, left 437 missing and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, the State Flood Control and Drought Prevention reported.

July 27, 2010 6:23 PM
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