China Landslide Death Toll Rises to Eight

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And while the rest of the region is still struggling under floods, a landslide hit China’s southwest Yunnan Province on September 1st. One day later, the death role had risen to eight and forty people were believed to be buried under the rubble.

The landslide hit Wama village on Wednesday evening, trapping 71 people. It damaged power supplies and telecommunications in the area.

A seven-month drought, starting from September last year, followed by torrential rain over the summer is believed to have increased the risk of landslides.

A series of severe weather, floods and landslides have killed what state media have said is nearly 3,000 people across China so far this year.

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