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6 people saved in Gansu mudslide

08-12-2010 13:56 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Six people, including a two-year-old child, have been rescued after being trapped in buildings submerged by a barrier lake in northwest China's Gansu Province.

These residents in Zhouqu county defied the odds.

The first survivor was found dehydrated on Wednesday morning. He had been stranded in a three-floor building almost submerged by floodwater.

The water came from a barrier lake formed by Sunday's landslide.

Wang Dianlan, survivor of Zhouqu County, Gansu Province, said, "The floodwater inundated the ground and first floor. I've been trapped here for three days. I've lived on a little food in this house but I'm out of food now."

After giving Wang food and water, rescuers performed a physical exam.

They also helped him contact his family.

Close by, a distress call came from another building.

"Rescuer: How many survivors are there? Victim: There are five of us."

The five, including a 2-year-old boy, were transferred to safety by four rubber rafts.

The team has combed nearly 90 percent of the buildings in the compound and saved some 20 survivors.

The rescuers say they will continue searching until the flood retreats.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.cn

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