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Rain-triggered landslide hits SW China’s Sichuan (18)

People's Daily Online)  13:33, July 11, 2013  

A senior man helps a child drink water in a temporary settlement site for people rescued in flood-hit Zhongxing county in southwest China's Sichuan province. Rain-triggered mountain torrents and landslides buried 11 households, leaving two people dead and 21 missing. As of 9:45 p.m., 352 people stranded have been relocated to safe areas. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Twelve people have been killed and 11 others are missing after a rainstorm-triggered landslide hit southwest China's Sichuan province Wednesday morning. The landslide hit the village of Sanxi in the city of Dujiangyan at around 10:30 a.m., flattening 11 homes. Rainstorms have been battering the city since Monday evening, local authorities said. As of 9:45 p.m., 352 people stranded have been relocated to safe areas. Rescue efforts for the missing people are still underway.

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(Editor:GaoYinan、Chen Lidan)


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