Death toll rises to 20 in southwest China landslide

26 July 2019
2019-07-26 12:59

The death toll has risen to 20 on Friday morning after a landslide hit southwest China Province three days ago. The landslide struck Pingdi Village at about 21:20 on Tuesday, burying 21 houses with more than two million cubic meters of mud rolling down from the peak of a mountain to its foot, some 500 meters below. As of 08:00 on Friday, 20 people have been found dead, up to five from the day before. The newly discovered bodies include two children, a woman, a nursing mother and her son. China's ministries of finance and emergency management on Wednesday allocated 30 million yuan of disaster relief funds for the Province. The funds will be used to support the search, rescue and relocation of victims, as well as other disaster relief work. Officials also organized a joint working group at the accident site to direct the rescue work.

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