A Chinese language emergency company says the dying toll from a mudslide that struck a village on the outskirts of the western Chinese language metropolis of Xi’an has risen to 21 and rescuers are nonetheless searching for six lacking folks
On this picture launched by Xinhua Information Company, an aerial picture reveals the aftermath of a mudslide in Weiziping village of Luanzhen township on the outskirts of Chang’an district, Xi’an of northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province on Saturday Aug. 12, 2023. The mudslide brought on by torrential rains killed a number of folks on the outskirts of Xi’an in western China, an official information company stated Saturday, whereas some trains within the northeast had been canceled as a strong storm lashed the area. (Zou Jingyi/Xinhua by way of AP)
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BEIJING — The dying toll from a mudslide triggered by heavy rain on the outskirts of the western Chinese language metropolis of Xi’an rose to 21 on Sunday and rescuers had been nonetheless searching for six lacking folks, the federal government stated.
The mudslide and a flash flood Friday night additionally broken a freeway and knocked out energy to 900 households, the Xi’an Emergency Administration Bureau stated on its social media account. It stated rescue groups totaling 980 folks with canine had been searching for the remaining lacking folks.
Components of China undergo heavy rains and flooding each summer time, however this yr has been unusually extreme in some areas, whereas different areas battle with drought that’s damaging crops. The federal government earlier reported 142 folks had been killed by flooding and landslides in July.