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At least 6 die, 18 missing in mud-rock flow in NW China

07-28-2010 08:14 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

SHANGLUO, Shaanxi, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and 18 remained missing after a mud-rock flow hit a mountain village in northwest China's Shaanxi Province last Saturday morning, local authorities said Tuesday.

Photo taken on July 27, 2010 shows the house destructed in mud-rock flow in Qiaoergou Village of Shanyang County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The rain-triggered mud-rock flow hit Qiaoergou Village on July 24, burying 29 people. As of Tuesday, six people were killed, five were seriously injured and 18 remained missing. About 530 villagers have been evacuated. (Xinhua/Chen Changqi)
Photo taken on July 27, 2010 shows the house destructed in mud-rock flow in Qiaoergou 
Village of Shanyang County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The rain-triggered mud-rock flow hit Qiaoergou Village on July 24, burying 29 people. As of Tuesday, six people 
were killed, five were seriously injured and 18 remained missing. About 530 villagers 
have been evacuated. (Xinhua/Chen Changqi)


The rain-triggered mud-rock flow hit Qiaoergou Village of Shangluo City's Shanyang County, burying about 30 people, an official with the county committee of the Communist Party of China confirmed with Xinhua.

Five people were seriously injured but were rescued. About 530 villagers were evacuated.

Rescuers have retrieved six bodies and the missing people were thought to have a slim chance of survival, the official said.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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