TOKYO, Sept 29 (KUNA) — At least 33 people are missing in landslides triggered by rainstorms in two villages in east China’s Zhejiang Province, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday, citing local governments. As of Thursday morning, 13 people have been rescued and 27 remain missing after a landslide caused by Typhoon Megi hit Sucun Village on Wednesday evening, according to the report.
“Roughly 400,000 cubic meters of debris slid down the mountains and buried 20 households. Seventeen homes were also flooded. A township cadre who rushed to help relocate villagers is among the missing, ” a local government official said.
Many houses in the village were swept away and destroyed, and more than 1, 460 local residents were relocated to safer areas. The local government has mobilized more than 1,200 people, 21 excavators, four pumps, and other emergency equipment for the rescue work.
Baofeng Village in the same province was also affected by the typhoon, with six people missing after their homes had been destroyed by a landslide.