Languages
Page last updated at 10:29 GMT, Thursday, 23 July 2009 11:29 UK

Dozens missing in China landslide

Map

At least 53 people have been reported missing after a landslide struck a road-building crew in a remote area of south-west China's Sichuan province.

Another 97 people were rescued after being trapped by the landslide, which struck at 0300 (1900 GMT Wednesday), China's state Xinhua news agency said.

The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, has formed a lake several kilometres long, Xinhua said.

Heavy rains and floods have hit several areas of China in recent weeks.



Print Sponsor



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific