Death toll in China landslides rises to 38

29/07/2019 - 16:45 Published in News/General

The death toll from landslides in China has risen to 38 on Monday as a rescue operation to look for 13 more missing people continues, local media reported.

Last Tuesday night, landslides caused by heavy rains in southwestern China had buried at least 21 houses.

Local authorities in Guizhou province told Beijing-based China Daily that the incident occurred in Shuicheng county, Liupanshui.

The victims have been shifted to a local school for shelter where medical services and psychological counselling are being provided.