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Teams hunt China mudslide victims

Rescue crews have continued to search for scores of people left missing and feared dead in south-western China after torrential rains triggered massive mudslides.

Rainfall hampered efforts to find 86 people missing in Puladi township, a remote mountain community in Yunnan province.

Hillsides thundered down on the riverside township before dawn on Wednesday, covering all but the tallest buildings with a layer of mud and rock several feet thick. Six people were killed.

It was the latest landslide to strike China during a summer plagued by deadly rains and flooding.

The worst carnage came on August 8 in the town of Zhouqu in the province of Gansu, where 1,407 people were killed and 358 are still missing. More than 40 people were also killed by floods in two nearby cities.


From Belfast Telegraph