Death toll from east China landslide rises to 10

October 5, 2016 10:49 am 

HANGZHOU, Oct. 5 — Ten people have been confirmed dead by Tuesday after a landslide hit a village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province last Wednesday, local authorities said.

Seventeen people remain missing, according to the provincial government publicity office.

The rescue and search operation entered the seventh day on Tuesday, with rescuers still trying to locate the missing ones.

Rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Megi caused about 400,000 cubic meters of debris to slide down nearby mountains, burying 20 houses in Sucun Village, Suichang County last Wednesday.

Sources with the provincial administration of surveying, mapping and geo-information said the houses were buried at an average depth of 15 meters. (PNA/Xinhua)

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