China: 2 killed in landslides

More than 200 rescuers pulled out five people from the debris of one building as the search efforts ended Sunday evening.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:October 2, 2016 9:24 pm
china, china news, china landslide, china landslide kills 2, 2 dead in china landslide, 2 buildings buried in china landslide, china gansu landslide, landslide, world news, indian express At least two persons including an elderly woman were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide buried two buildings in China’s northwest Gansu province.

At least two persons including an elderly woman were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide buried two buildings in China’s northwest Gansu province, officials said. The landslide destroyed two residential houses in Wudu district, Longnan city, the district government said.

More than 200 rescuers pulled out five people from the debris of one building as the search efforts ended Sunday evening. No one was living in the other building.

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The two persons who died include a 75-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man. The injured persons including a minor boy were in hospital. Two of them are in serious condition, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Earlier, thirteen people were killed and 29 others listed missing in heavy rain and landslides after typhoon Megi devastated parts of China in the last a few days.

Megi, the 17th typhoon this year, made landfall in Fujian on Wednesday, and brought heavy downpours and landslides in affected areas. The typhoon destroyed homes and crops and caused direct economic losses worth 5.53 billion yuan ($829 million), officials said.

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