Landslide in China kills 24

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A landslide trig­gered by heavy rain killed at least 24 peo­ple in China’s moun­tain­ous south­west­ern prov­ince of Sichuan yes­ter­day, state me­dia re­ported. Ex­treme weather this sum­mer has trig­gered a se­ries of land­slides and floods across the coun­try, leav­ing scores dead and tens of thou­sands dis­placed. The lat­est dis­as­ter hit a vil­lage in Puge county at around 6 am, the of­fi­cial Xin­hua news agency said, ad­ding that four oth­ers were in­jured and one per­son re­mained miss­ing. As of late yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, au­thor­i­ties es­ti­mated that 71 houses and five kilo­me­ters of roads had been de­stroyed, the Sichuan gov­ern­ment in­for­ma­tion of­fice said in a so­cial me­dia post.

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