A Chinese language emergency company says the loss of life 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 on the lookout for six lacking individuals
BEIJING — The loss of life 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 have been nonetheless on the lookout for six lacking individuals, the federal government mentioned.
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 mentioned on its social media account. It mentioned rescue groups totaling 980 individuals with canine have been on the lookout for the remaining lacking individuals.
Components of China undergo heavy rains and flooding each summer season, however this yr has been unusually extreme in some areas, whereas different areas wrestle with drought that’s damaging crops. The federal government earlier reported 142 individuals have been killed by flooding and landslides in July.