Mudslide kills 11 in China


Chinese government confirms, on Wednesday, that eleven people have been killed and 42 are missing after heavy rains caused a mudslide in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Emergency Management, 11 survivors have been rescued after the landslide buried 21 houses in a village in Shuicheng county on Tuesday night.

The statement said about 560 rescuers were still combing through the rubble searching for survivors.

Rescue workers in helmets with torches were seen struggling through the thick mud as ambulances waited nearby.

The Ministry said that Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for a “careful investigation” into flood and disaster management to reduce further damage.

China expreciences landslides in rural and mountanious parts frequently especially after heavy rains that triggers heavy flood which the country has suffered so far in 2019.

A separate landslip at a construction site in a village in Hezhang County in Guizhou on Tuesday killed one person and six others are missing.

About 2.2 million people in Guizhou have been affected by floods and heavy winds in the first half of the year, and natural disasters have shaved off 3.1 billion yuan ($450 million) off the local economy this year.

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