The death toll following a landslide in south-west China has risen to 15, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday.

Another 30 are still missing as authorities continue the search with the assistance of sniffer dogs.

Eleven locals have already been taken to hospital with varying injuries after a mudslide on Tuesday buried 21 houses in a village next to the city of Liupanshui. Rescue operations have been in action ever since.

Video of the landslide shown by Chinese broadcaster CCTV showed the side of a hill collapse with excavators subsequently digging through the debris.

Landslides occur quite frequently at this time of year in China, especially in the south and south-west of the country which often experiences heavy rain.

jsi/msh (dpa, AFP, AP)

Each evening at 1830 UTC, DW’s editors send out a selection of the day’s hard news and quality feature journalism. You can sign up to receive it directly here.

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Top US prosecutor blocks attempt to oust him

A top federal prosecutor has issued a statement saying he has not resigned, despite the US Justice Department announcing he was stepping down. Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney in Manhattan, said he learned he was “stepping down” in a press…

Coronavirus vaccine should be ‘free of charge for all’

Past and present world leaders have urged that any eventual COVID-19 vaccines and treatments should be made available to everyone free of charge. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were among more than 140 signatories of…

Coronavirus latest: Spain registers 1,500 new cases in one day

Spain registers over 1,000 cases in one day Apple closes all stores worldwide outside of Greater China Several more countries step up border closures and impose flight restrictions US House of Representatives passes bill to help workers hurt by coronavirus measures Read…

Cardinal Pell is free, cleared of child sex abuse in Melbourne

Cardinal George Pell welcomed Tuesday’s ruling from Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes, denying that his trial had been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pope Francis’ former finance minister Pell…