Two dead, 25 missing in China landslide

A landslide struck about 34 homes in southwest China on Monday (August 28th), killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, state media reported.

(VNF) - A landslide struck about 34 homes in southwest China on Monday (August 28th), killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, state media reported.

Two dead, 25 missing in China landslide

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Nayong county, Guizhou province, China on August 28th, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer)

Rescuers pulled six people out of the rubble, including two who died, in Bijie, Guizhou province, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing city authorities.

Search efforts are ongoing, it said.

Video of the landslide posted to the Twitter account of the official People's Daily showed the side of a hill collapsing, with dirt rushing across the outskirts of the town as onlookers shouted in fright.

Two dead, 25 missing in China landslide

A landslide in Southwest China struck 34 homes, leaving 2 dead and 35 missing. (AFP)

Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China, particularly after heavy rain.

In June and August, massive landslides in southwestern Sichuan province killed more than 30 and left scores missing.

In July 63 people were killed by landslides and floods in the central province of Hunan. Around 1.6 million people were forced from their homes./.

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