1 dead, 26 missing in East China landslide

Updated: 2016-09-29 14:00


1 dead, 26 missing in East China landslide

More rescuers arrive at the landslide site in Suichang county, Zhejiang province, Sep 29, 2016.[Photo by Zhang Yongtao/China Daily]

HANGZHOU - Fifteen people have been rescued, but more than 20 are missing after a landslide in East China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday, authorities said Thursday.

One body was found around 1 p.m. Thursday, and rescuers are racing against time to dig out another victim, after Typhoon Megi brought landslides to Sucun Village, Suichang County at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Ten people are receiving treatment in hospital, according to a statement issued by Suichang county government.

"Roughly 400,000 cubic meters of debris slid down the mountains and buried 20 houses. Seventeen other homes were flooded. A township official who went to help villagers is among the missing," said county official Zhou Ruichen.

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