Six missing after landslide hits village in southeastern ChinaApril 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by BNO News
LONGDEYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — A landslide triggered by days of heavy rain hit a remote village in southeastern China on late Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least six people missing, state-run media reported.
The incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. local time when a rain-triggered landslide buried houses in the village of Longdeyang in Gutian county, which is located in the country’s southeastern province of Fujian. At least six people are believed to be missing.
Local authorities told the state-run Xinhua news agency that around two dozen firefighters from the provincial capital Fuzhou are on their way to the remote village to assist in the search-and-rescue effort. Fuzhou is about two hours by train from Gutian.
Landslides occur regularly in China. In September 2011, a total of 32 people were killed when a rain-triggered landslide buried two small factories in Shaanxi Province, which is located in the country’s northwest. Five people were also injured.
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