14 dead in landslide in China’s Guizhou

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According to the municipal government of Bijie, the landslide took place at a construction site at around 7 p.m. (local time) on Monday,…reports Asian Lite News

The death toll from a landslide that hit Bijie City, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on Monday has climbed to 14, local media reported citing authorities as saying on Tuesday.

According to the municipal government of Bijie, the landslide took place at a construction site at around 7 p.m. (local time) on Monday, Xinhua reported.

As of 2:05 p.m. (local time) Tuesday, a total of 17 people had been found, of whom 14 were confirmed dead while three others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. The three injured are in stable condition, according to the municipal government.

Rescue work has been completed and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, reported Xinhua.

Earthquake jolts Yunnan

Thirty people have been injured in a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang in Southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday, local media reported citing authorities.

All the injured are receiving treatment and are under medical observation, and none sustained life-threatening injuries, Xinhua reported.

The earthquake affected a total of 26,797 people in four towns, and 6,848 people from 1,546 households whose homes were damaged have been relocated. Power supply, transport and telecommunication services in the quake-hit areas have been largely restored.

Meanwhile, thousands of tents, quilts, folding beds and overcoats have been delivered to those in need in the affected areas.

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