10 dead, 27 missing in landslide in east China village

By REUTERS
November 15, 2015 07:36

As of Saturday evening, 11 people were found after a landslide hit a village in Lishui City, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Friday night, of which 10 were confirmed dead and one saved while 27 others remained missing.

This landslide has a total volume of more than 300,000 cubic meters, buried 27 houses in the village and approached the highway.

Mud and rocks blocked the watercourse in the village and led to an overflow that submerged 21 houses. More than 300 people have been evacuated after the disaster occurred.
More than 2,300 rescuers and 30 sets of large machines are continuing rescue work on the scene at present.


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