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Landslide Kills 18 People


Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 18 people and wounded two others in northern China, the country's regional government said Wednesday, as weather officials warned of more heavy rain will fall again.

The landslide hit the city in Shaanxi Province Lueyang, Tuesday, and hit 12 home. Rescuers remove 20 people, most of whom have died, where buried.

National meteorological center on Wednesday, warned that rainfall in the area will continue, and asked local governments to try to implement disaster prevention efforts in order to avoid further casualties. He added, Sichuan Province, which also was hit hard by summer rains, will be hit by more heavy rain.

A photo in the official China Daily shows a bridge in the area of ​​Wenchuan in Sichuan cut off half by a landslide. China each year affected by summer rainfall is large. Last year, more than 4,300 people dead or missing from floods, landslides and other disasters related to rainfall in China.

A devastating landslide events in Gansu Province in northwest China, killing 1,500 people last August. Ministry of Civil Affairs, last Friday, said 279 people died in natural disasters in China in June alone - the majority killed by accidents such as rain that triggered flooding and landslides.

According to the Xinhua report, the rescuers have struggled to help people affected by landslides caused by heavy rains in Yingxiu, Wenchuan, Sichuan Province. But officials and residents said Tuesday, the situation on the ground is still dependent on the weather and the possibility of them getting more rain.





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