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Death toll rises from post-typhoon landslides

The death toll from two landslides in south-eastern China following a major typhoon has risen to 16, with searchers finding the bodies of more people reported missing.

Rescuers are still at work in Sucun village, in Zhejiang province, where 10 people were confirmed dead on Tuesday night.

Another 17 are still considered missing, even though it has been more than a week since strong rapids carrying rocks and debris swept through the village and destroyed 20 homes.

Elsewhere in Zhejiang province, authorities in Wencheng county confirmed the death of a sixth person.

The landslides were triggered by Typhoon Megi, which lashed south-eastern China and Taiwan last week with heavy rain and strong winds.



From Belfast Telegraph