Search for missing after China landslides

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At least 32 people are missing in China’s eastern Zhejiang province after heavy rains triggered two landslides.

In Sucun village in Suichang county, several homes were swept away, leaving 26 people missing, reported state media.

A video shared by the Xinhua news agency showed a mass of debris sliding down the mountain. Fifteen people have been rescued.

Six people are also missing in Baofeng in Wencheng county, said Xinhua.

The rains were caused by Typhoon Megi, which killed four people and injured 625 when it hit Taiwan at peak intensity earlier this week, before reaching mainland China.

At least one people has been confirmed killed by the storm in Fujian, with millions of homes left without power following severe flooding.

State media said some areas of Fujian saw more than 300mm of rain in two days. Similar levels were reported in Taiwan

 

Source: BBC