GONGSHAN, Yunnan, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the mudslides in a remote mountain town in southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 29, with 63 others still missing as of 6:00 p.m. Sunday, said local authorities.
|Rescuers work in Puladi Town, Gongshan of southwest |
China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 22, 2010. The death toll of
the mudslides in Gongshan has risen to 29, with 63 others
still missing as of 6:00 p.m.Sunday, said local
Hou Xinrong, police chief of Gongshan County, told reporters that six bodies were recovered on Sunday -- five floating to the downstream of the swollen Nujiang River and one buried under the sludge of the mudslides.
The mudslides struck Puladi Township in Gongshan at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, burying villages under a deep sludge of mud. Rescue and relief efforts had been hampered by continuous rain in the region.