Thursday, September 29, 2016

15 rescued, 26 still missing in east China landslide

Fifteen people have been rescued and 26 are still missing after a landslide triggered by typhoon rain, in a village in the eastern province of Zhejiang, provincial government said Thursday.

The landslide occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Sucun Village in Suichang County, following a heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Megi. Some houses in the village, about 37 kilometers from the county seat, were destroyed and the structures were swept away.

Meanwhile, thousands of people were relocated, as roads and streets were flooded. Megi made landfall in Fujian province on Wednesday morning, killing at least one person and leaving a trail of destruction.

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