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37 people dead, 37 missing in S. China landslides

07-14-2010 08:36 BJT Special Report:Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

KUNMING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Rain-triggered landslides have left 37 people dead and 37 missing in China's Yunnan, Sichuan and Hunan provinces by Tuesday, local authorities said.

In Yunnan, 13 people were killed and 31 others went missing after landslides and floods hit Xiaohe Township, Qiaojia County, Zhaotong City, early Tuesday.

By Tuesday night, 43 people had been injured in the disaster.

The provincial government has sent a relief team and relief supplies to Zhaotong.

The relief supplies include 200 tents, 10 tonnes of rice, 500 quilts and 500 sets of clothing.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs has also sent a work team to help with the relief effort.

In neighboring Sichuan Province, a rain-triggered landslide left eight people dead in Yandai Village, Jiulong County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, at 1:45 a.m.

In Xuyong County, Luzhou City of Sichuan, rescuers said they had recovered the bodies of six and were searching for one more after a landslide hit Sima Village at 4 a.m.

In the central province of Hunan, ten people were killed in two separate landslides on Sunday and Tuesday and five others remained missing. Among the victims were four children aged between one to six.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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