Massive Landslide in China, 10 Killed and 41 Missing


Beijing: At least 10 people were killed and 41 were missing after a massive landslide stuck a construction site at a hydropower station in southern China’s Fujian province.

Heavy rain on Sunday triggered a landslide which destroyed a temporary shed used by workers at the site

President Xi Jinping has urged “maximum efforts” to find survivors, and more than 400 rescuers have been mobilized, Xinhua said, but continued rain has hampered operations.

Urging the Fujian local government and related departments to organize rescue work as quickly as possible, Xi demanded all-out efforts to search for buried and missing people, and stressed proper treatment for the injured.

The landslide was triggered by heavy downpours that unleashed 191.6 millimeters of rain in 24 hours starting on Saturday.

Deadly landslides are common in china.