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China: 33 missing in China landslides

Govt has mobilised nearly 1,200 persons, 21 excavators and other emergency equipment for rescue effort

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Publish Date: Sep 29 2016 2:23PM | Updated Date: Sep 29 2016 2:23PM

China: 33 missing in China landslides

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Around 33 persons were missing in China's Zhejiang province after heavy rains caused landslides, Chinese authorities said on Thursday.

 
A landslide occurred at Sucun village where 27 residents were missing after a heavy downpour brought on by typhoon Megi.
 
"Roughly 400,000 cubic metres of debris slid down the mountains and buried 20 houses and 17 other houses were also flooded. A township cadre who rushed to help relocate villagers is among the missing," an official said.
 
Six persons in Baofeng village were also missing after their homes were devastated by another landslide.
 
Government has mobilised  nearly 1,200 persons, 21 excavators, four pumps, and other emergency equipment for the rescue effort.